Candlemas Day


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feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple

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Farmers have a saying, "If the sun shines on Candlemas Day, the worst of the winter is still on the way.
Hill-Vasquez uses a recursive approach by starting at the end of the period of Middle English religious drama with the Chester play cycle, and then moving through earlier medieval plays such as the Digby Conversion of Saint Paul, the fifteenth-century Croxton Play of the Sacrament, the York mystery cycle, and the Digby plays Candlemas Day and The Killing of the Children.
Finally, in Part 3, Hill-Vasquez turns to gender roles and the potential responses audiences may have had to certain elements displayed in the Digby Candlemas Day and the Killing of the Children of Israel.
Chapter rive focuses on the Digby Candlemas Day and the Killing of the Children of Isreal in order to consider the late medieval emphasis on the physicality of Christ, "a characterization that accompanied devotion to the Eucharist and the doctrine of the real presence, and that may have encouraged a fluid approach to gender and its role in devotional experiences and rituals" (10).
Groundhog Day is a US 'holiday' (although nobody gets a day off) which takes its tradition from the German Candlemas day.
Here the tradition is that if Candlemas Day is sunny, winter will last another six weeks.
Every year on Candlemas Day in early February, millions of eyes are focused on a strange activity in a small Pennsylvania town that calls itself the Weather Capital of the World: A 15-pound rodent named Punxsutawney Phil ("Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary") emerges from a simulated tree stump and either sees or fails to see his shadow, hence giving us a definitive forecast of the length of the remaining winter.
The Groundhog Day tradition is based on a German superstition that if an animal casts a shadow on February 2 - Candlemas Day - bad weather is coming.
An old saying runs: 'If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, winter shall have a second flight'.
On 2 February 1618, Candlemas Day, a masque was performed at Coleorton Hall, Leicestershire, the home of Sir Thomas Beaumont.
A masque was performed on Candlemas Day, 2 February 1618, at Coleorton Hall, Leicestershire.
CANDLEMAS DAY - Christian Festival 1650: Nell Gwyn, orange seller who became a comedy actress and then mistress of Charles II, was born in London.
Another superstition that people believe is that if someone brings snowdrops into the house on Candlemas Day it signifies a parting or death.
2 is the first cross-quarter day, also Groundhog Day and Candlemas Day.
Today is Candlemas Day, that is, 40 days after Christmas.