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Candlemas in Liechtenstein

Candlemas is a Christian holiday celebrated annually on February 2. It celebrates three occasions according to Christian belief: the presentation of the child Jesus; Jesus’ first entry into the temple; and it celebrates the Virgin Mary’s purification (mainly in Catholic churches).

Is Candlemas a Public Holiday?

Candlemas is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2020 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

The Candlemas Bells, also known as Snowdrops, symbolize hope according to Christian belief.

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About Candlemas

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Candlemas Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015MonFeb 2CandlemasNational holiday
2016TueFeb 2CandlemasNational holiday
2017ThuFeb 2CandlemasNational holiday
2018FriFeb 2CandlemasNational holiday
2019SatFeb 2CandlemasNational holiday
2020SunFeb 2CandlemasNational holiday
2021TueFeb 2CandlemasNational holiday
2022WedFeb 2CandlemasNational holiday
2023ThuFeb 2CandlemasNational holiday
2024FriFeb 2CandlemasNational holiday
2025SunFeb 2CandlemasNational holiday

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