Acadian Traditions on Candlemas Day: Candles, Pancakes and House Visits

by Georges Arsenault

ACORN PRESS | November 16, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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Georges Arsenault''s latest edition to the Acadian Traditions series Most English-speaking people just associate the 2nd of February, or Groundhog Day, with superstitions related to the weather. In Acadian communities, however, it was known as Candlemas Day and at one time was an important religious and social festivity. Pancakes were the symbolic food of choice. In many villages, young Acadians went from door-to-door collecting food for a communal feast or to give to the poor. This book by Georges Arsenault enables us to discover a festivity rich in traditions and a significant part of the cultural heritage of Acadians everywhere.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0 in

Published: November 16, 2012

Publisher: ACORN PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1894838874

ISBN - 13: 9781894838870

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Acadian Traditions on Candlemas Day: Candles, Pancakes and House Visits

Acadian Traditions on Candlemas Day: Candles, Pancakes and House Visits

by Georges Arsenault

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0 in

Published: November 16, 2012

Publisher: ACORN PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1894838874

ISBN - 13: 9781894838870

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Georges Arsenault''s latest edition to the Acadian Traditions series Most English-speaking people just associate the 2nd of February, or Groundhog Day, with superstitions related to the weather. In Acadian communities, however, it was known as Candlemas Day and at one time was an important religious and social festivity. Pancakes were the symbolic food of choice. In many villages, young Acadians went from door-to-door collecting food for a communal feast or to give to the poor. This book by Georges Arsenault enables us to discover a festivity rich in traditions and a significant part of the cultural heritage of Acadians everywhere.
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