Candlemas


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Can·dle·mas

 (kăn′dl-məs)
n.
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.]
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Candlemas

(ˈkændəlməs)
n
(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
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Can•dle•mas

(ˈkæn dl məs, -ˌmæs)

n.
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`.
[before 1050; Middle English; Old English candelmæsse. See candle, mass2]
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Noun1.Candlemas - feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the templeCandlemas - 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
Feb, February - the month following January and preceding March
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Translations
Hromnice
kynttilänpäivä

Candlemas

[ˈkændlmæs] NCandelaria f (2 febrero)
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Candlemas

nMariä Lichtmess nt
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Candlemas

[ˈkændlməs] nCandelora
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References in classic literature ?
"Djali, what does Master Guichard Grand-Remy, captain of the pistoliers of the town do, at the procession of Candlemas?"
After this her daily tasks were gone through heavily enough, and brought on the day which was of great import to agriculturists--the day of the Candlemas Fair.
Ambassador Francois Delahousse of France hosted an evening on 2 February 2019 in celebration of La Chandeleur, literally the candlemas or holiday of candles.
\HOLY TRINITY & ST BARNABAS' Tomorrow, we celebrate Candlemas Sunday with a Solemn Sung Eucharist (with incense) at 10am.
Also known as Candlemas Day, many Catholic churches will hold the traditional procession of blessed candles to remind the faithful that "Jesus is the Light of the world, who, by His birth, saved the human race from eternal damnation and expelled the darkness of evil and death."
HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH On Friday, Holy Communion will take place at 11am and on Sunday, Holy Communion will be at 8.30am followed by Sung Eucharist for Candlemas at 10.30am.
Christingles may be held from the start of Advent to Candlemas, with Christmas Eve a particularly popular time for services.
And of course there is more folklore connected with Candlemas Day (2nd) If Candlemas Day be fair and bright Winter will have another fight If Candlemas Day brings cloud and rain Winter won't come again Another rhyme tells us, 'If the cat sits in the sun in February, he will sit by the stove in March,' and another - 'The Welshman would rather see his dam on her bier, than see a fair Februeer'.
Candlemas Day THIS is old Candlemas Day, [February 2, 1918] the day on which the fate of the weather for the remainder of the year is supposed to hang.
CANDLEMAS DAY 1650: Nell Gwyn, orange seller who became a comedy actress and then mistress of Charles II, was born in London.