candlemas day


[kan-dl-muhs, -mas]
a church festival, February 2, in honor of the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary: candles are blessed on this day.
Also called Candlemas Day.

before 1050; Middle English candelmasse, Old English candelmæsse. See candle, -mas Unabridged
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Candlemas (ˈkændəlməs)
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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