Today is Candlemas, the 40th day of the Christmas & Epiphany season, and one of the days some choose to take Christmas decorations down.
If you follow this blog, you'll know that religion (other than on stamps) is not a big thing here. however I love the name Candlemas.
And an unexpected and lovely hand-made card arrived a while ago that made me smile, and looks nice in the tree - thanks, CJ.
(And yes, the tree is still up! Probably coming down this weekend)
The postcard is very nice. We used to celebrate Candlemas when I was a child, but now it's a "forgotten" day...ReplyDelete
I'm afraid you are leaving the tree for next Christmas... ;)
The living room really needs to get back to normal. And the tree has always been taken down before St Valentine's Day :)Delete
I'm glad the card was a nice surprise. I think I had heard Celts kept their Yule decorations up. All that nice green through the long Winter. I went to parochial school, but don't remember celebrating Candlemas. Maybe because 3. Feb. is St. Blaise Day or the Blessing of the Throats. That involved Candles, too. If you're interested you can read Feast of Saint BlaseReplyDelete
I read your blog post, and I agree, it does sound a bit terrifying!Delete
Le jour de la chandeleur ,nous faisons des crêpes ,c'est la tradition !ReplyDelete
Growing up we had crepes on Shrove Tuesday.Delete