What does candlemas mean?

candlemas meaning in General Dictionary

The second day's February upon which is celebrated the feast regarding the Purification of Virgin Mary so called as the candles for the altar or other sacred uses are blessed on that time

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  • feast time commemorating the presentation of Christ within the temple; a-quarter time in Scotland
  • the next day's February, by which is celebrated the feast of Purification of Virgin Mary; -- so named since the candle lights for the altar or any other sacred utilizes tend to be endowed on that day.

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Another fair at Candlemas (2nd of February) was granted by Elizabeth.

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