Candlemas: Presenting the Divine

Quick Facts and Stats Summary: Christian Festival celebrating the presentation of Jesus to the Temple and the purification of Mary, Jesus’ mother. 2020 Date: February 2nd Celebrated by: Christians Linked Holidays: Epiphany, Imbolc, Groundhog Day Background and Theological Significance It was traditional, forty days after giving birth, for Jewish parents to bring their newborn baby […]

Hanukkah: Dedication

Quick Facts Summary: an eight-day Jewish festival that celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple 2018 Date: 2nd – 10th December (sunset to sunset) Celebrated by: Jews, the State of Israel Linked Holidays: Purim, Diwali. Background and Theological Significance Hanukkah (in Hebrew, חֲנוּכָּה, literally meaning ‘dedication’, also translated as Chanukah) is a Jewish festival celebrating […]