Candlemas Songs & Rhymes Around The World
Candlemas is when churches bless candles for the year. It takes place on February 2nd, which is the end of the Christmas/Epiphany season. In France, Belgium, and Swiss Romandy the day is celebrated with crepes. In Luxembourg, children go around holding a lighted lantern or homemade wand and sing traditional songs at each house or store, hoping to receive sweets or loose change.
Here are some Candlemas Songs…