Theories about the origins of birthday candles
Speaking of Birthday Candles some people believe that the tradition of birthday candles began in ancient Greece , when people brought cakes adorned with lit candles . The candles were lit to make them glow like the moon, a popular symbol associated with Artemis.
Many ancient cultures also believed that smoke carried their prayers to the heavens. Today’s tradition of making wishes before blowing out your birthday candles may have started with that belief.
However other people believed that the tradition of birthday candles started with the Germans. In 1746, Count Ludwig Von Zinzindorf celebrated his birthday with an outstanding and unforgettable festival. And of course a cake and a candle and candle were involved ,the cake as large as any oven could be found to bake it, and holes made in the Cake according to the Years of the Person’s Age, every one having a Candle stuck into it, and one in the Middle.”
The Germans also celebrated with birthday candles during Kinderfest, a birthday celebration for children in the 1700s. A single birthday candle was lit and placed on the cake to symbolize light of life.