candles [3 results]

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I-034 B09
IR-008 A01 candlemas
II-095b A01 religion:Lenten Introduction: Customs of Lent and Carnival.They would buy large candles and they would be blessed in the church and they would sprinkle a little of it on the backs of all those in the house in the Name of the Father. They would go to church with the candle and you blessed yourself with some drops from it. The same was done to the chicken house, the rabbit warren and the rest. It was done so that no harm would come to anybody or anything. Then the candle was broken up and burnt. When anyone died at home, they would go the church all week with the blessed candle. It was kept lit during the whole mass.