Photo of the Week – January 24, 2014

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Photo of the Week – January 24, 2014
La Chandeleur (Candlemas Day) is a traditional holiday that is celebrated on Sunday, February 2nd. After 8pm on this day it is customary to eat crêpes, and if the cook can flip a crêpe with one hand while holding a coin in the other, it is said that his family will live favorably that year. Much like Groundhog Day, which is celebrated on the same date, there is folklore that predicts the arrival of spring according to the day’s weather. However, different sayings propose conflicting predictions… “Quand la Chandeleur est claire, l’hiver est par derriere; Chandeleur couverte quarante jours de perte.” – If February 2nd is clear, no more winter to fear; if the Chandeleur is overcast, forty days winter to last. “Soleil de la Chandeleur, annonce hiver et malheur” – A sunny Candlemas will bring winter and misfortune. photo by Sophie , via Flickr  
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