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The ephemeris of this Thursday, February 2


We are the 33rd day of the year and we celebrate Candlemas. Originally a pagan festival, it was made Christian by Pope Gelasius I,...

We are the 33rd day of the year and we celebrate Candlemas.

Originally a pagan feast, it was made Christian by Pope Gelasius I, who associated it with the presentation of Jesus in the temple, forty days after Christmas.

He would have offered pancakes to pilgrims, which would be the origin of the tradition of pancakes.

The sun rises two minutes earlier at 8:21 a.m. and sets two minutes later at 5:48 p.m.

February 2

1653: birth of the city of New Amsterdam, renamed New York in 1664 by the United Kingdom

1876: birth of the national baseball league in the United States

1935: first use of a lie detector in front of the Portage court in Wisconsin in the United States

1956: Austrian Toni Sailer becomes the first triple alpine ski champion at the Olympic Games

1998: death in Paris of volcanologist Haroun Tazieff

2009: start of a strike lasting more than three months in universities against a decree modifying the status of teacher-researchers

some birthdays

Christiane Taubira, former Keeper of the Seals born in 1952

Philippe Claudel, writer born in 1962

Marie-Claude Pietragalla, dancer and choreographer born in 1963

Kirill Petrenko, Russian conductor born in 1972

Shakira, Colombian singer born in 1977

The saying


At Candlemas, winter goes away or takes vigor


Source: lefigaro

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