Candlemas and pancakes
What is Candlemas?
Candlemas is an old tradition in Europe.
The feast concludes the festivities of Christmas before Lent.
The great fasting.
It is a spiritual and cosmic event.
Since it is also the beginning of the cosmic spring.
The days are growing faster.
The Light is omnipresent again
The feast of Light!
And the pancakes?
Pancakes are eaten as a symbol of prosperity
for the coming year.
And wheater quotes tell us
that winter grows colder
or cold tempers in those days
For this years it looks like growing colder
And the candles ?
Candles are blessed, lit and presented in the churches
To commemorate the Presentation of Jesus
at the Temple of Jerusalem.
Son of the divine Law
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This is a very interesting article and brought up some new traditions that I had not heard of before. I think that Candlemas is cool because it brings up a time after Christmas where we look to a lighter spring and a happy year. The food photos made me hungry as well. Which of these traditions of Candlemas is your favorite?
Thank you Jon
As a child I loved the pancakes, now I like the spiritual meaning behind the tradition…
according to the prophecy of Simeon… “He is the Light of the World”
Have a blessed year
Many thanks to you for sharing such a beautiful article with us and I went to Europe last year .I could see everything described in your article and it looked great .Many traditional things in Europe are candles and traditional foods are pancakes. They eat it after the great fast during the Christmas festival and through it the cosmic spring begins.Candles are lit in the church as a lamp of blessing and as a symbol of prosperity, they eat pancakes .They are organized as a representation of Jesus who has expressed their respect for their religion .Prayer expands expanding faith, establishing hope, and God and increasing love for oneself .
Food for our body, soul and mind… so glad you enjoyed our christian festivities.
peace be with you
Hi there, MaryYou have a beautiful name. I found it very interesting to learn about “Candlemas”. I never heard about it before today. We always light candles at Christmas-time, to celebrate the Light of the World coming to give us His Light. In our family, and indeed our country, we celebrate rainy days by eating loads of pancakes, usually with cinnamon-sugar. This was a very informative post, as I learned something I did not know before.
Thank you for telling me Francis, have a blessed day
Hi, Maria,I’d never heard of Candlemas. Is it celebrated in all Europe or only certain countries?I love learning about different kinds of religions.Let me get this straight. You mentioned it concludes the Christmas celebrations before the start of Lent. What are the specific dates? Is it celebrated in January, February…? I know Lent varies, but I’d like to know.I hope to hear back from you. Thanks!
Hi Enrique, Candlemas is celebrated each year on the 2d of February. It celebrates the presentation of Jesus in the temple where Simeon prophesied that Jesus is the Light of the World. The feast ends the liturgical cycle of Christmas. Before lent, we enter the daily liturgy again. Have a blessed year
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The message of the angels to the shepherds of Bethlehem was: ‘peace on earth to all people of good will.’
As such it addresses all mankind, without exclusions.
All it needs is our good will, our will to do good. And this implies a choice as well… our will to do good, to seek to be good… and to find one day, that this is all revealed in a little child born in Bethlehem… who wants to be born and grow in our heart to the perfect stature of a good man.
Thank you for your kind message. Be blessed…