Crêpe Day

Category: Food
Crêpe Day in France in 2024

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Dates of Crêpe Day
2024 France Friday, February 2ndCrêpe Day
2023 France Thursday, February 2ndCrêpe Day
2022 France Wednesday, February 2ndCrêpe Day
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Local name
Le Jour des Crêpes
Crêpe Day in other countries
Crêpe Day internationally

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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