Candlemas in the Southern Hemisphere

Today, August 2nd, we are celebrating Candlemas in the Southern Hemisphere, the return of the warmth of the sun and the lengthening of the days stretching out towards Spring… We have been enjoying our day making sand and egg candles…
Candle making instructions can be found here below:
There are wonderful tutorials for sand candles and egg candles on Natalie’s lovely blog.
We also referred to the beautiful book, All Year Round by Ann Druitt, this book is an amazing resource with seasonal celebration activities, crafts and recipes…

We used our beautiful beeswax that we bought from Tonya’s shop. We also added some colourful pieces of our Stockmar moulding beeswax that we no longer use to give some colour. I love the smell of beeswax, just wonderful…

Jen pouring her beeswax candle… We will light these tonight while we eat our dinner …

We thoroughly enjoyed making our candles today and will continue with this lovely tradition in the years to come… I love how our children look forward to the yearly festivals, it adds such joy and enrichment our lives.


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15 Responses to Candlemas in the Southern Hemisphere

  1. Lacey August 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    how strange to think about your backwards year–love it! and, those candles are really neat.

  2. Charline August 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    I remember when I used to make sand candles! What fond memories your post brought back! The idea that the candles stand on their own feet is so neat isn’t it! No need for a candleholder here! I love your posts and website! Charline, in HOT Texas!

  3. Linda August 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Hi Lacey,
    Thanks for visiting:)

    Dear Charline,
    Thank you so much:) I also really love how these candles stand on their own.
    Take care,

  4. Keri August 2, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    It looks like you had a lovely celebration. I remember making sand candles as a child. It’s so much fun. Glad that spring is on it’s way for you.

  5. Uddabella August 2, 2011 at 11:10 pm #


  6. regina August 3, 2011 at 5:29 am #

    your “backward” year always gives me pause… it also reminds me that i need to start sourcing our supplies for the cold dark winter ahead!

  7. Hinterland Mama August 3, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    Another great fun craft to try. Thanks for posting this Linda! I LOVE the legs on the candles. Very sweet. Happy Candlemas!
    I have felt a decided change in the weather at night here…Spring is just around the corner!
    ღ °•.☼.•°ღ

  8. Linda August 3, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    Dear Keri,
    I can’t wait for Spring:)

    Thanks Uddabella

    Hi Regina,
    I know, it’s amazing that you are enjoying Summer and we are freezing here:)

    Thank you so much Himterland Mama, I know I can feel Spring is coming

  9. Natalie August 3, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Hi Linda,

    Aww, they turned out so beautifully 🙂


  10. Evi August 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Thanks for popping in to our Candlemas/Imbolc celebration! And thank you too for the great sand candle tutorial – those tiny legs make them look like mini cauldrons that might walk off at any moment!
    How did you get them all the same length, so the candle sat flat? Or didn’t it matter?

  11. Linda August 4, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    Dear Evi,
    Thank you for visiting:)
    The little lags are so sweet, all you do is push the back of a spoon handle into the sand in three places. The wax fills into these holes and makes little legs.

  12. Kelly August 4, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Just beautiful Linda!

  13. ohangelina August 5, 2011 at 2:42 am #

    wow, i love these candles, how did yo udo the legs< just hollow out little holes to pour in?

  14. ohangelina August 5, 2011 at 2:42 am #

    wow, i love these candles, how did yo udo the legs< just hollow out little holes to pour in?

  15. Zenifer Dsouza August 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Lovely blog on Seasonal candles
    Keep up the good work.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Good job
    Keep sharing more and more.

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