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noun 
  1. 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.
  1. A quarter day in Scotland.
Etymology: from candle + -mas, following the tradition that the candles to be used in church during the following year are blessed on this day


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