Candlemas day be fair and bright,
Winter will have another flight
If Candlemas day be clouds and rain,
Winter is gone, and will not come again.
2 or Candlemas is one of
the great cross-quarter days which make up the wheel of the
year. It falls midway between the winter solstice and the
spring equinox and in many traditions is considered the
beginning of spring. Known as
the Festival of Lights,
it has a
rich and diverse history
been celebrated for hundreds of years.