Category: Food
Crêpe Day around the world in 2023

About Crêpe Day

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Dates of Crêpe Day
2024 Various Feb 2
BelgiumFri, Feb 2Not A Public Holiday
FranceFri, Feb 2Observances Holiday
2023 Various Feb 2
BelgiumThu, Feb 2Not A Public Holiday
FranceThu, Feb 2Observances Holiday
2022 Various Feb 2
BelgiumWed, Feb 2Not A Public Holiday
FranceWed, Feb 2Observances Holiday
2021 Various Feb 2
BelgiumTue, Feb 2Not A Public Holiday
FranceTue, Feb 2Observances Holiday
2020 Various Feb 2
BelgiumSun, Feb 2Not A Public Holiday
FranceSun, Feb 2Observances Holiday
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Crêpe Day.
Where is Crêpe Day observed in 2023?
BelgiumFeb 2
FranceFeb 2

In France and Belgium, crêpes are traditionally served on Candlemas (La Chandeleur), February 2nd.

This day was originally Virgin Mary's Blessing Day but became known in France as "Le Jour des Crêpes" ("The Day of the Crêpes"), referring to the tradition of offering crêpes. The tradition dates back to 472, when Pope Gelasius I offered Crêpes to French pilgrims that were visiting Rome for celebrating the Chandeleur.

Also, the belief is that catching the crêpe with a frying pan after tossing it in the air with your right hand while holding a gold coin in your left hand would cause you to become rich that year. The roundness and golden color of a crêpe resemble the sun and its rays, hinting at the change in the weather that Candlemas would bring, falling at the mid-point between the winter solstice and spring equinox. 

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