Meaning of Candlemas

Can•dle•mas

Pronunciation: (kan'dl-mus, -mas"), [key]
— n.
  1. 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. Also called
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