Date: celebrated annually on February 2
Leave it to the French to invent one of those deliciously simple dishes that can be sweet or savory depending on your mood. Of course, we are talking about those much thinner, better-than-pancake wheat-flour food vessels known as crepes.
Made with flour, eggs, milk, butter, and a pinch of salt, crepes are very common in France but many other countries offer up their version of the thin pancake. In France, crêpes are traditionally served on February 2, which is known as Le Jour des Crêpes. It is also informally called Avec Crêpe Day or National Crêpe Day.
Legend has it that if you can catch a crêpe in a frying pan after tossing it in the air with your right hand and holding a gold coin in your left hand, you stand to become rich that year.
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