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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Can·dle·mas /ˈkændḷməs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Can·dle·mas n.  The second day of February, on which is celebrated the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary; -- so called because the candles for the altar or other sacred uses are blessed on that day.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the
          temple; a quarter day in Scotland [syn: Candlemas Day,
          Feb 2]