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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Chandeleur

- Telling Time

February 1 marks a cross-quarter day, halfway between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox and is celebrated both in religious and cultural ways.

In France and Canada February 2 is known as Chandeleur--Candlemas, and Navettes in the shape of boats that brought Mary Magdalene to France are eaten. Another food used to celebrate this day is the crepe or pancake in the shape of the solar disk, a reminder that the days are getting longer and Spring will eventually come.

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