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Día de la Candelaria, Day of the Candles or Candlemas
Día de la Candelaria, Day of the Candles or Candlemas happens on February 2, and is a Mexican celebration that is fusion of the Catholic influences and native Mexican tradition. Día de la Candelaria, like many other Mexican celebrations, represents a fusion of pre-Hispanic traditions and Catholic beliefs. Celebrated on February 2nd, it falls forty days after Christmas, and is celebrated by Catholics as the “Feast of Purification” or as the “Presentation of Christ at the Temple.”