Pancake traditions for Chandeleur

Tuesday 2 February is a Catholic holiday celebrated in France and known as Chandeleur. As well as going to church and lighting candles for Candlemas, the day is also celebrating by eating pancakes. Tradition attributes this custom to Pope Gelasius I. It is also said that the custom of eating pancakes heralds the return of […]

Celebration for Epiphany has a Tour de France theme

The traditional celebration of eating galette des rois at Epiphany has a Tour de France theme in some parts of Normandy. The galette (which means pancake) is a sweet flaky pastry cake flavoured with frangipane/almond paste. Each cake has a small charm hidden in it which is similar to the tradition of hiding coins in […]