What is Candlemas ?
Contrary to what you might think, Candlemas is not the festival of Pancakes ! Candlemas is a pagan festival where in Roman times, people used to parade through the streets with candles (that’s where the word “candlemas” comes from) and lit torches to celebrate the god Pan. Later, with Christianity, this feast became religious. It is celebrated 40 days after the birth of Jesus (presentation of Jesus in the temple). Since then, every 2nd of February, the believers parade in processions with blessed and lit candles.