1. Light a candle to celebrate Candlemas, the ancient festival of lights.
It was celebrated on February the Second. In ancient Pre- Christian times this marked the midpoint of winter, half way from the shortest day and the Spring Equinox.
People celebrated the increasing strength of life as the winter receded and green shoots appeared in the ground.
Christians took over this festival and
celebrated the Presentation of Jesus in the Synagogue. For Christians Jesus is the Light of the World. and candles are used in church to remind them of this. Therefore on February the Second a mass was held in which all the candles that would be used in the church throughout the coming year were blessed.
Visit a local church, light a candle and offer up your prayer for the new year!
2.Light Candles To Celebrate Your Family.
Phone a friend and enjoy a walk or ride through an ancient wood together.
Enjoy the sun streaming through the bare branches.
Enjoy the evergreen trees that keep the hope of spring
alive all winter.
Gather ivy and mistletoe to decorate your table at home.
Chat about your plans for the new year over coffee or hot chocolate in a bright café.
4. Light up Your Creative Mind for The Year.
Visit an old abbey or stately home that is set in beautiful grounds.
5. Light up Your Powerhouse.
7. Light Up The Eyes Of Your Loved One
Research and create a new dessert to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Share your ideas with female friends.
8. Light Up Your Taste Buds Lighten Your Meal Planning
Now we have equal hours of darkness and light, what better time to celebrate the night than enjoy an evening walk home in the moonlight
Take time to celebrate what you've already achieved in the first few weeks of the year!
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