The Catholic holiday of Candlemas takes place in France on 2nd February and is called La Chandeleur. A feast day to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus.
It is also known as le jour des crepes (Pancake Day) and marked by a whole day of crepes. The French follow a tradition of tossing crepes while holding a coin in their writing hand. If the crepes are successfully caught in the pan it will ensure prosperity for the whole family for the rest of the year.