Chandeleur – The national crêpes day
Tomorrow is February 2nd, and in France it is “la Chandeleur“, or the day of the candles.
It is a celebration of pagan origin, and it takes its name from the tradition of lighting candles at midnight on that day, as a symbol of purification.
Then the “light” became the “sun“, and the “sun” become a symbol of God.
To celebrate this day, what’s better than a dessert whose shape of golden disc recalls that of the sun?
Of course I’m talking about crêpes, a pastry classic that is very versatile (it can be filled with… just anything!) and that makes February 2nd the national crêpes day in France!
For the occasion, I’ve created a page with the traditional basic recipe for crêpes, happy Chandeleur to you all!