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Ever Wondered Why We Blow Out Candles On Birthdays?

Birthdays has been a very special day for our loved ones and us, and ofcourse it does deserves a pleasure of cutting cakes. Before moving on to cut your birthday cake let us learn about the theory behind blowing off candles on the birthday cake. Oh Yes! You may be aware of the tradition that took you to blow off candles, to wish and much more. But have you ever thought who were the first persons to began this tradition

A large birthday festival was held in Germany for Count Ludwig Von Zinzendorf in 1746. Andrew Frey explained the party details with this statement, "there was a 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, everyone having a candle stuck into it, and one in the Middle." 

How did this become a tradition and why everyone in the world is following the same footsteps?

Ever Wondered Why We Blow Out Candles On Birthdays?

Ever Wondered Why We Blow Out Candles On Birthdays?

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It is an age-old tradition.

It is an age-old tradition.

The tradition of blowing off candles on birthday has been around for a long, long time ago i.e. from the age of Ancient Romans, birthday cakes have been a tradition. Candles were burned as the offerings to their many gods and goddess. Celebrating someone's birth with a cake and a delicious pastry is quite logical. But have you ever wondered who started this wonderful tradition?

 

The theories..

The theories..

There are some theories about the origins of birthday candles.

Rumours behind this

Rumours behind this

Many people believe that the tradition of birthday candles began in the Ancient Greece. At that time, people used to bring cakes with lit candles to make the temple of Artemis. They use those candles to make the Artemis symbol.

Prayers to the heaven.

Prayers to the heaven.

Many ancient cultures believed that the smoke carried their prayers to the heaven. Today, we make best wishes before blowing the candles for a better life.

What Germans believe?

What Germans believe?

Others believe that the tradition of birthday candles started with the Germans in 1746. Nicolaus Zinzendorf celebrated his birthday with an extravagant festival.

Ancient celebrations.

Ancient celebrations.

The Germans celebrated birthday with candles during the 'Kinderfest.' Kinderfest was a birthday celebration for the children in 1700s. A single birthday candle was placed in the cake to symbolize the 'Light of Life.'

These reasons just amazed me.

These reasons just amazed me.

However, birthday is a very special day for everyone. We feel a different type of energy on our birthday. Did you ever realize that power?

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