'at the beginning of february, when the infant light of spring is greeted thankfully by the winter earth...it seems fitting we should celebrate a candle festival to remember that moment when the light of the world was received, when the old yielded to the new.'
~ from all year round
if candlemas day be fair and bright,
winter will take another flight.
if candlemas day be cloud and rain,
winter is gone and will not come again.
~ from festivals, family and food
this is one of my favorite festivals of the year, as we begin to look toward spring. happy candlemas, everyone!