La Fête de la Chandeleur
DATE: February 2, 2018 (RSVP Required by 1/25/18)
LOCATION: French Market, 6947 Tomahawk Rd, Prairie, Village, KS 66208
Retrouvons-nous pour une célébration de la Chandeleur entre amis.
Join us at the French Market for some galettes, crêpes and celebrate winter with a glass of cidre. Enjoy French Music, one savory and one sweet crêpes and a glass of cider.
$15 AF members, $20 general public
Also called Crêpe Day, la Chandeleur is a French holiday during which people traditionally eat crêpes and drink cidre (not to be confused with apple cider, this beverage is only for people over 21!).
Though la Chandeleur is often associated with the Catholic holiday of Candlemas, it actually stems from pagan traditions. While some say Chandeleur celebrates the return of sunny days (crêpes symbolize the sun), others say that making crêpes using flour left over from the harvest ensures prosperity in the coming year.
Making crêpes at this time of year was seen as auspicious by farmers hoping to improve their harvests. It is traditional to hold a coin in your writing hand and a crêpe pan in the other, and flip the crêpe into the air. If you manage to catch the crêpe in the pan, your family will be prosperous for the rest of the year.