Today the whole school will gather at the church to celebrate and learn about Candlemas. On this day all candles to be used in church during the coming year are brought into church and blessed. The Day of the Candles or Candlemass is celebrated in many parts of the world. In pre-christian times it was known as the "Feast of Lights" and celebrated the increasing strength of the life giving sun as winter gave way to Spring. Each class has prepared a short piece about Candlemas and will perform this in Church accompanied by hymns and the blessing of the Candles procession.