Thursday, February 3, 2011

Groundhog Day

Yesterday was Groundhog Day in North America, and while France doesn't partake in it, I would say that judging by the snowfall the day before, that we still have at least six weeks of winter left; despite the spring-like weather that started off the new year here, winter's not over yet.

Talking to some colleagues at lunch today, I learned that in France yesterday was la Chandeleur. Although originally a religious holiday, it is now celebrated by eating crêpes. According to superstition, if you succeed in flipping the crêpe in the pan while holding a gold coin in your left hand your family will have a prosperous year.

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