Friday, January 30, 2015

Something for the weekend: Candelaria / Candlemas


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, probably better known as Candlemas. The Patron of the Canary Islands, the Virgin of Candelaria or Our Lady of Candelaria (Virgen de Candelaria, 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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