Today is Chandeleur in France and Groundhog Day in the USA and Canada. Why aren’t we celebrating anything in the UK on this day? Shrove Tuesday is similar to Chandeleur in the sense that the tradition is to eat pancakes on both days, but it falls the day before Ash Wednesday, which is called Mardi Gras in France, when, instead of pancakes, doughnuts must be consumed in vast quantities.
Are you confused? Me too.