Fête de la Chandeleur

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02/02/2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul


Retrouvons-nous vendredi, 2 février pour une célébration de la Chandeleur entre amis!

Join us for delicious crêpes with Claire, owner of Oh Crêpe! and celebrate La Chandeleur with a glass of cidre by Panache (approved vendor at Super Bowl LII). There will also be a karaoké session! We will be providing French song choices so make sure to bring your friends for backup as you do your best rendition of La Vie en Rose. For more details click HERE

Advance tickets: $10 for AF members and Minnesota Accueil participants, $15 for the general public available until Feb 1. $20 at the door for everyone. 

RSVP HERE or call our office at 612 332 0436.

To receive the discounted rate, Minnesota Accueil participants can call us at 612 332 0436.

About la Chandeleur:

Also called Crêpe Day, la Chandeleur is a French holiday during which people traditionally eat crêpes and drink cidre (not to be confused with apple cider, this beverage is only for people over 21!)

Though la Chandeleur is often associated with the Catholic holiday of Candlemas, it actually stems from pagan traditions. While some say Chandeleur celebrates the return of sunny days (crêpes symbolize the sun), others say that making crêpes using flour left over from the harvest ensures prosperity in the coming year.

Making crêpes at this time of year was seen as auspicious by farmers hoping to improve their harvests.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Tel: 612 332 0436
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