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Candlemas in Mexico

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 not a public holiday. Businesses have normal 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
2016TueFeb 2CandlemasObservance
2017ThuFeb 2CandlemasObservance
2018FriFeb 2CandlemasObservance
2019SatFeb 2CandlemasObservance
2020SunFeb 2CandlemasObservance
2021TueFeb 2CandlemasObservance
2022WedFeb 2CandlemasObservance
2023ThuFeb 2CandlemasObservance
2024FriFeb 2CandlemasObservance
2025SunFeb 2CandlemasObservance
2026MonFeb 2CandlemasObservance

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