Friday, January 30, 2015

Public Holiday for the Feast of Candlemas

Basilica of Candelaria

Monday, 2nd February is a Public Holiday in Tenerife, which is for the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin or Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, better known as Candlemas. The Patron of the Canary Islands, the Virgin of Candelaria or Virgen de Candelaria or Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, is housed in the Basilica of Candelaria (pictured) in the town of Candelaria. Candelaria translates to Candlemas.
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