Locust Valley Students Bake Crepes for French Holiday

Locust Valley high school and middle school French students baked crepes and covered them with tasty sides in celebration of the holiday – La Chandeleur – on Feb. 2.

High school teacher Casey Degori and middle school teacher Elizabeth Bressel helped the students spread, bake and flip the crepe with a coin in their left hands for good luck, as is tradition. Students from grades 6-12 brought treats such as bananas, strawberries, ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate syrup to cover their crepes.

The holiday, which is also known as Candlemas, is celebrated 40 days after Christmas and revolves around making crepes because their round shape represents the sun and the circle of life.