The feast of Candlemas day falls on the 2nd of February.People come to Church on that day, tho not a holiday of obligation and give a voluntary offering of money for Candles that are to be used on the Altar during the year. Each person receives a blessed Candle after Mass, which is to used if any person is dying. Candles are blessed before Mass. The people here are very faithful to this nice religious custom. The Candle in the hand at the moment of death is an emblem of faith. People do not like ever to be without as they call it "A blessed Candle". These Candles are lit in time of great Strorm or great afflictions also.