Candelaria Name Meaning & Origin

Candelaria

Pronunciation: kahn-deh-LAH-ryə (key)

Related Names:

Candela

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Nicknames for Candelaria

Cande, Candi, Candy, Candela

Meanings and history of the name Candelaria

in Luke 2:22-40 Jesus is presented in the Temple. The Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church and some other Christian religions celebrate this event on February 2nd. This feast has various names including The Feast of the Purification of the Virgin, The Meeting of the Lord and Candlemas.

In Spanish it is known as La Fiesta de la Candelaria. One of the titles of Mary is "Virgen de la Candelaria".

Candelmas and Candelaria both refer to Jesus being the Light of the World.

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