St Mary's Catholic Primary School

"Nurturing Our God-Given Talents"

Candlemas Day 2nd February

Originating in Pagan times, and then adopted into the Christian faith, Pagans used to light candles on the day that fell directly between winter and spring equinoxes, as a "Festival of Light". Falling exactly 40 days after Christmas, Candlemas was observed as the official end of Christmas in medieval England.