Thursday, February 02, 2012

La Chandeleur vs Groundhog Day

Today, PineTree School celebrates 'La Chandeleur'. The French teachers, together with the 'CEF - Empregado de Mesa' students and others, will prepare and serve the so tasty crepes, which symbolically represent the sun.

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"Canada and USA celebrate on this day, February 2nd, a similar holiday: the Groundhog Day!... According to ancient folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter-like weather will soon end. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedely see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks. Modern customs of the holiday involve celebrations where early morning festivals are held to watch the groundhog emerging from its burrow." 
Read more @ Groundhog_Day

In case you want to prepare crepes at home, here goes a recipe suggested by Babeth, a French woman living on the French riviera and loving America, writer of the blog La vie in English: "I don't have any Groundhog cookies recipe for you, but let me give you my secret crepe one!" 
                    Read more @lavieinenglish.blogspot.com

Enjoy your crepes and leave some for the groundhog, in case it leaves its burrow!... 
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