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Synonyms for Candlemas

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.
We know from other evidence that the Simpsons' performances often coincided with traditional holiday times, including Candlemas, Ash Wednesday, Easter, and May day, as well as Christmas (STAC 8/19/10, mb.
The tradition of celebrating such an event can be traced back to early Christians in Europe, when a hedgehog was said to look for his shadow on Candlemas Day.
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 charges against Yorke centered on a performance at his house, Gowthwaite Hall, at Candlemas (February 2) in 1609/10.
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.
Groundhog Day coincides with Candlemas, the Christian observance of the purification of the Virgin Mary, and the English have a rhyme for the occasion: "If Candlemas be fair and bright, winter will have another flight.
I thought of how he and Anna rejoiced at the presentation of the Christ Child in the temple, that sacred moment we commemorate as Candlemas on Feb.
Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks' nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate.
If you happen to be on a ski holiday in these parts, out and about any time after 18:00 on a Friday or Saturday night between Candlemas (from February 5) and Shrove Tuesday, watch out
47) The focus of Candlemas was the Purification of the Virgin Mary.
And wary sap which receding at winter's tread Becked them [leaves] to follow, to heap on the year's fallow Their reinforcement of warmth, their succour to spread Quilting the cold vigil to Candlemas from All Hallow, With the filldyke rains to rot back to the leaf mould bed.
Meeting of the Lord (also called Candlemas or Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple).