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  • The festival in the Christian year that commemorates the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple
          February 2nd in the western Christian church and February 15th in the Orthodox church.
  • A quarter day in Scotland.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Can"dle*mas (#), n. [AS. candelmæsse, candel candle + mæsse mass.] The second day of February, on which is celebrated the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary; -- so called because the candles for the altar or other sacred uses are blessed on that day.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Candlemas, a festival in commemoration of the purification of the Virgin, held on February 2, celebrated with lighted candles; an old Roman custom in honour of the goddess Februa.
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