À la Chandeleur, l’hiver cesse ou prend vigueur

À la Chandeleur, l'hiver cesse ou prend vigueur.
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French Expression

Meaning On Candlemas, winter ends or strengthens.
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Pronunciation [ah lah sha(n) d(eu) leur lee vehr ses ou pr(n) vee geur]
IPA   [a la ʃã də lœʁ li vɛʁ sɛs u prã vi gœʁ]

Usage notes: À la Chandeleur, l’hiver cesse ou prend vigueur is one of those sayings that predict the weather based on a sometimes arbitrary date or event. Interestingly, Chandeleur (Candlemas) is on 2 February, which in the US and Canada is also known as Groundhog Day and which has a similar "will-winter-continue-or-has-spring-arrived" weather prediction.

Variations

  • À la Chandeleur, l’hiver cesse ou reprend vigueur.
  • À la Chandeleur, l’hiver se passe ou prend vigueur.
  • À la Chandeleur, l’hiver se meurt ou prend vigueur.

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