February 02, 2015

La Chandeleur

February 2, 2015 {33/365} Crêpes
Groundhog Day | La Chandeleur

I definitely prefer the French holiday and its tradition of eating crêpes. Yet la Chandeleur also comes with weather predictions: « À la Chandeleur, l'hiver cesse ou reprend vigueur; Chandeleur couverte, quarante jours de perte. » ["On Candelmas, winter ends or strengthens; If covered with snow, forty days to go."] It's almost like waiting for the groundhog to see his shadow, but much more delicious! Today was sunny and cold here, so we are destined for forty more days of winter. The groundhog confirmed it. Only 40 more days of Wisconsin winter? Not bad!