Candlemas

[ kan-dl-muhs, -mas ]
/ ˈkæn dl məs, -ˌmæs /

noun

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.

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Origin of Candlemas

before 1050; Middle English candelmasse,Old English candelmæsse.See candle, Mass
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British Dictionary definitions for Candlemas

Candlemas
/ (ˈkændəlməs) /

noun

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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