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31st January 2016

Talk by Professor Tobias Wang, ph.d., Aarhus University.

"Giraffe blood pressure".

Lecture with free entry.

Further information: Susanne Byskov, Sandbjerg Estate administration. Phone 87153370 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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What is Candlemas?

Candlemas is an old custom to celebrate that longer days were again on their way. In Christian terms, it was also a celebration that it was 40 days after Jesus' birth, when the Virgin Mary could go to the temple with her child and be blessed and purified. Today it is no longer a public holiday, but is still seen as a day that symbolizes a turning point in the course of the year.

Today, some Danish churches use the day to hold a special Service of Light or to baptize young persons who are preparing for confirmation. In some places, special festivities are held on this day to eat together and light large numbers of candles.



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