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A Christian feast observed on February 2 to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple.
[Middle English candelmasse, from Old English candelmæsse : candel, candle; see candle + mæsse, mass (from the blessing of candles at the feast); see mass.]
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity Feb 2, the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of Christ in the Temple: the day on which the church candles are blessed. In Scotland it is one of the four quarter days
Can•dle•mas(ˈkæn dl məs, -ˌmæs)
a church festival, Feb. 2, in honor of the presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary: candles are blessed. Also called Can′dlemas Day`.
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|Noun||1.||Candlemas - feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple; a quarter day in Scotland|
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due