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Synonyms for Candlemas

feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple

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Celebrated 40 days after Christmas, Candlemas is so called because it was traditionally when all the church's candles for the year were blessed.
During the service young people of the church will lead a Candlemas ceremony reminding us all of our calling to take the light of Christ out into the world.
If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another fight; But if Candlemas Day be clouds and rain, Winter is gone, and will not come again - Old Rhyme
This very American tradition starring Punxsutawney Phil, a rodent also known as a woodchuck, began with a legend about the weather, brought over by settlers: 'If Candlemas be fair and bright, Come, Winter, have another flight; If Candlemas brings clouds and rain, Go Winter, and come not again.
Personally I shall be marking the feast of King Charles the Martyr on January 30 and Candlemas ("the Christian festival of lights") on February 2, and looking forward to all the fun of Shrove Tuesday on February 17.
For example, in early 2013, players and distributors collaborated on over 500 in-store events, such as the 'Crepes en Fete' during the Epiphany and Candlemas demand peaks.
A week last Sunday was 40 days after Christmas and marked as Candlemas Day.
William Leonard, SJ, asked Waugh to speak at Boston College's annual Candlemas Lectures in December 1948.
On the occasion of 15 February, the great Christian Holiday of Candlemas, or Sretenje in Serbian, officially celebrated as the Day of Statehood since 10 July 2011 and as the Day of the Army, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the Republic of Macedonia hosted a reception in Skopje.
Held close to Candlemas, Christingle means 'Christ-light' and each child carries an orange representing the world, decorated with a candle representing Jesus as the light of the world and four cocktail sticks representing the seasons decorated with sweets which represent the fruits of the spirit.
The school's Chamber Choir sang Choral Evensong to celebrate the festival of Candlemas in the majestic 17th century building where earlier in the day Justin Welby was con-firmed as the Primate Of All England.
The 13th century equivalent of the Boundary Commission met close to the disputed ground at Wynds Point on Candlemas Day 1278.
By the early seventeenth century it had become commonplace to punctuate the Christmas season at the Inns with plays by professional companies on All Hallows (1 November) and Candlemas (2 February).
TODAY CANDLEMAS DAY - CHRISTIAN FESTIVAL 1650: Nell Gwynn, orange seller who became both a star comedy actress and mistress of Charles II while still a teenager, was born in London.
The six-year-old favourite, ridden by Tom Cannon, won exactly that amount with a three-length victory over Candlemas, with 1884 Derby dead-heater St Gatien third.