Candlemas

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From candle +‎ -mas, following the tradition that the candles to be used in church during the following year are blessed on this day

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Candlemas (plural Candlemases)

  1. The festival in the Christian year that commemorates the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple
  2. A quarter day in Scotland.

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