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Candlemas a Christian festival held on 2 February to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary (after childbirth, according to Jewish law) and the presentation of Christ in the temple. Candles were traditionally blessed at this festival.
if Candlemas day be sunny and bright, winter will have another flight; if Candlemas day be cloudy with rain, winter is gone, and won't come again traditional rhyme. It is recorded in this form from the late 17th century, but the weather tradition associated with the day is recorded from the early 16th century. In North America, 2 February is known as Groundhog Day for a similar reason.
Candlemas day, put beans in the clay; put candles and candlesticks away the feast of Candlemas, was the traditionally time for planting beans; saying recorded from the late 17th century.

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Candlemas

Candlemas (kăn´dəlməs), Feb. 2, Christian festival commemorating the Purification of the Blessed Virgin and the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. The name Candlemas is derived from the procession of candles, inspired by the words of Simeon "a light to lighten the Gentiles" (Luke 2.32). In the Roman Catholic Church the candles for use in the ensuing year are blessed on this day. An old superstition claims that the weather is foretold by the ground hog (see woodchuck) on Candlemas.

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Candlemas

Candlemas. A Christian festival kept forty days after Christmas, i.e. on 2 Feb. in most churches. It is also known as the Purification of the Virgin Mary, the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, and in the East, Hypapantē (‘meeting’, sc. with Simeon), all with reference to the story in Luke 2. 22–39.

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Candlemas

Can·dle·mas / ˈkandlməs/ • n. a Christian festival held on February 2 to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary (after childbirth, according to Jewish law) and the presentation of Christ in the Temple.

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