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La Chandeleur

By February 17, 2020Uncategorized

Year 6 pupils have learnt all about the tradition of La Chandeleur in today’s French lesson.  Celebrated on 2nd February, they discovered that this was originally a pagan festival. While some say La Chandeleur celebrates the return of sunny days (crêpes symbolise the sun), others say that making crêpes using flour left over from the harvest ensures prosperity in the coming year.  However, in the fifth century, Pope Gelasius I decided that it should commemorate the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple.  Nowadays, the French continue to enjoy the opportunity to feast on crêpes and Year 6 were keen to try out this tradition first hand.  They thoroughly enjoyed this treat.  Bon appetit!