Candelaria


Candelaria

Candelária (Portuguese) or Candelaria (Spanish) is used as a toponym in parts of the world where those languages are or were spoken.

Candelária is also the Spanish name for "Candlemas," which is the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. It is celebrated throughout most of Mexico on February 2. Although the observed date of Candelária directly relates to Christmas, in Mexico the day is seen as the end of the Epiphany season, which begins on January 6th, "el dia de Reyes" (the day of the Three Wise Men). In most regions of Mexico, whoever finds the babies hidden inside the "Rosca de Reyes" (Kings Cake) on Epiphany is obligated to bring food (mostly tamales) to a gathering held on February 2nd.

"Candelaria" may also refer to The Virgin of Candelaria, a Marian apparition and the patron saint of the Canary Islands, and widely venerated in South America.

Candelária may refer to:

Places

;Brazil
*Candelária Church, a historical church in Rio de Janeiro
**Candelária massacre, 1993 massacre near the church
*Candelária, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul

;Portugal
*Candelária (Madalena)
*Candelária (Ponta Delgada)
**Candelária Sport Clube, a roller hockey team from the parish

;Argentina
*Candelaria, Misiones, Misiones Province

;Colombia
*Candelaria, Valle del Cauca
*Candelaria, Atlántico
*La Candelaria, a historic neighborhood in Bogotá

;Cuba
*Candelaria, Cuba, Pinar del Río Province

;El Salvador
*Candelaria, Cuscatlán
*Candelaria de la Frontera

;Guatemala
*Candelaria Caves, Alta Verapaz, National Park and Cultural Patrimony

;Guinea-Bissau
*Candelaria, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

;Honduras
*Candelaria, Lempira

;Mexico
*Candelaria, Campeche, Mexico
*Metro Candelaria, a station on the Mexico City Metro

;Philippines
*Candelaria, Quezon
*Candelaria Massacre, on February 4, 1945 the Japanese Imperial forces massacred and killed by the Philippine bolomen beginning victory in the town of Candelaria, Tayabas (now Quezon).
*Candelaria, Zambales

;Spain
*Candelaria, Tenerife

;United States
*Candelaria, Texas, Presidio County

People

*John Candelaria (born 1953), American baseball pitcher
*Candelaria Pérez (1810–1870), sergeant in the Chilean Army, hero of the Battle of Yungay
*Nash Candelaria U.S. author


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  • Candelarĭa [1] — Candelarĭa (Candelarum festum, Candelmeß so v.w. Lichtmeß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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