Candlemas 2018

When is Candlemas 2018?

Candlemas 2018 is on Friday, February 2, 2018 (in 282 days).  2018 Calendar
Candlemas 2017 has already passed: it was on Thursday, February 2, 2017 (82 days ago).  2017 Calendar

What is Candlemas?

Candle at Candlemas. Photo: at Candlemas
Candlemas is a Christian holiday occuring annually on February 2 that is commemorating the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple when he was a baby. It occurs 40 days (inclusively) after Christmas Day. In some churches it is celebrated on a nearby Sunday. The term "Candlemas" (meaning Candle Mass) refers to the practice of the blessing of candles by the priest during a church service ("mass") for use during the year in church and in the homes of the faithful.

While in many countries Christmas decorations are traditionally removed on Twelfth Night (January 5, also known as Epiphany Eve), for other countries it is customary to remove them on Candlemas.

Note that the correct spelling is "Candlemas" (with one 's'). "Candlemass" (with two 's') is the name of a Swedish music band.

Further reading: Candlemas on Wikipedia

When is Candlemas 2019?

Candlemas 2019 is on Saturday, February 2, 2019 (in 647 days).  2019 Calendar

Dates for Candlemas from 2010 to 2025

The next occurrence of Candlemas is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Candlemas 2010      February 2, 2010      Tuesday      2639 days ago
Candlemas 2011      February 2, 2011      Wednesday      2274 days ago
Candlemas 2012      February 2, 2012      Thursday      1909 days ago
Candlemas 2013      February 2, 2013      Saturday      1543 days ago
Candlemas 2014      February 2, 2014      Sunday      1178 days ago
Candlemas 2015      February 2, 2015      Monday      813 days ago
Candlemas 2016      February 2, 2016      Tuesday      448 days ago
Candlemas 2017      February 2, 2017      Thursday      82 days ago
Candlemas 2018      February 2, 2018      Friday      in 282 days
Candlemas 2019      February 2, 2019      Saturday      in 647 days
Candlemas 2020      February 2, 2020      Sunday      in 1012 days
Candlemas 2021      February 2, 2021      Tuesday      in 1378 days
Candlemas 2022      February 2, 2022      Wednesday      in 1743 days
Candlemas 2023      February 2, 2023      Thursday      in 2108 days
Candlemas 2024      February 2, 2024      Friday      in 2473 days
Candlemas 2025      February 2, 2025      Sunday      in 2839 days
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