On February 2nd – i.e. on the fortieth day starting with The feast commemorating the birth of Jesus. It is always celebrated on December 25th. – it is commemorated that Joseph and Mary, Jesus’s parents – dedicated their first born son to God in the Temple of Jerusalem – the so-called Presentation. This also went with a purification rite for the mother (Mary).
Traditionally candles are In the Roman Catholic Church, the moment when, during the Eucharist, the bread and wine are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus, the so-called transubstantiation, by the pronouncement of the sacramental words. and burned on that day – hence the name.
This feast closes the Christmas tide.