La Chandeleur (Candlemas Day)

The Catholic holiday of Candlemas, on the 2nd Tuesday of February, is a feast to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus.

In France, this holiday is called la Chandeleur or jour des crêpes.

Not only do the French eat a lot of crêpes on Chandeleur, but they also do a bit of fortune telling while making them. 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.

Two crêpes and one glass of cider per person


Sunday February, 3rd 2019


Alliance française

10424 123 Street

7$ AFE members

10$ non-members

5$ for kids