Day of the Virgen de la calendaria

#yoorsfebruary2021 The festival of La Candelaria is celebrated every February 2nd, coinciding with the celebration of the presentation of the Lord and the ritual purification of the Virgin Mary. In the middle of the 5th century this celebration was known as the Festival of Lights.

The Marian Advocation of the Virgen de la Candelaria or Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria originated in Tenerife, Spain. According to tradition, the Virgin appeared in 1392 to two guanches who were herding her flock. When they reached the mouth of a ravine, they saw that cattle were not advancing.

One of the shepherds advanced to see what was going on and saw a small wooden image of a woman, as if one meter high. In the picture, the lady was carrying a candle in her left hand and carrying a child on her right arm, while the little one was carrying a golden bird in her hands.

Candelaria Day commemorates the episode in which Mary and Joseph bring Jesus to the Temple. As the rule pointed out, Mary had concluded a period of purification of 40 days after the birth of Christ. The old man Simeon when he sees the child announces that he has had a vision of Christ have seen my eyes salvation (..) light to illuminate the nations (Luke 2,25-35) and dies. Although there is no explicit reference to candles during the biblical account, both pictorial representations and popular religiosity were gradually relating candles to the purified Virgin. This was what was the name of Virgen de la Candelaria.

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