You have probably grew up with using of birthday candles to celebrate your birthday. Each candle represents one more year that you’re getting older. But this is only a symbol of passing year, or is there a deeper meaning?
Candle lighting has long been associated with a variety of events in a person’s life. Christmas candles lit in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ and celebratory candles used on the graduation day. These are just some of the events that we celebrate with candles.
The ancient Greeks were strangers to lit candles. They regularly burning candles in sacrifice to their gods and goddesses. A traditional birthday cake and candles, may not look like what is currently being used, but it had a more significant meaning attached.
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