Candlemas Day

Сретение (Господне). Религиозный праздник, отмечается 20 февраля. В США его называют тж. «день сурка» [Ground-Hog Day]. По народному календарю, если сурок в этот день, выйдя из норы, увидит свою тень, он снова погрузится в спячку ещё на 6 недель и весна будет поздняя; если же он тени не увидит и останется на поверхности, весна будет ранней. По этому поводу есть такой стишок:

If Candlemas Day be fair and bright,


Winter will have another flight;


But if Candlemas Day be cloudy and


rain,


Winter has gone, not to come again


США. Лингвострановедческий англо-русский словарь. 2013.

Смотреть что такое "Candlemas Day" в других словарях:

  • Candlemas Day — noun feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple; a quarter day in Scotland • Syn: ↑Candlemas, ↑Feb 2 • Hypernyms: ↑quarter day • Part Holonyms: ↑February, ↑Feb * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Candlemas Day — 2 February, a Scottish …   Scottish slang

  • Candlemas Day — February second …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Candlemas day, put beans in the clay; put candles and candle-sticks away — For Candlemas Day see preceding proverb (if Candlemas day be sunny and bright, winter will have another flight; if Candlemas day be cloudy with rain, winter is gone, and won’t come again). The two halves of the proverb appear to have come… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • if Candlemas day be sunny and bright, winter will have another flight; if Candlemas day be cloudy with rain, winter is gone, and won’t come again — In the Church calendar, the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary and the Presentation of Christ in the Temple falls on 2 February, which is known as Candlemas Day because candles are blessed at church services on that festival. In North… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Candlemas — [kan′dəlməs] n. [ME candelmasse < OE candelmæsse: see CANDLE & MASS1] a church feast, Feb. 2, commemorating the purification of the Virgin Mary: candles for sacred uses are blessed on this day: also Candlemas Day …   English World dictionary

  • Candlemas — see if Candlemas day be sunny and bright, winter will have another flight; if Candlemas day be cloudy with rain, winter is gone, and won’t come again Candlemas day, put beans in the clay; put candles and candle sticks away …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Candlemas — /kan dl meuhs, mas /, n. a church festival, February 2, in honor of the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary: candles are blessed on this day. Also called Candlemas Day. [bef. 1050; ME candelmasse …   Universalium

  • Candlemas — • Also called: Purification of the Blessed Virgin, Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Candlemas     Candlemas      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Candlemas — Can dle*mas, n. [AS. candelm[ae]sse, candel candle + m[ae]sse mass.] The second day of February, on which is celebrated the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary; so called because the candles for the altar or other sacred uses are blessed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Candlemas — See quarter day. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary


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