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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?
From the age of Ancient Romans, birthday cakes have been a tradition. Celebrating someone's birth with a cake and a delicious pastry is quite logical. But have you ever wondered who started this wonderful tradition?
There are some theories about the origins of birthday candles.
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.
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.
Others believe that the tradition of birthday candles started with the Germans in 1746. Nicolaus Zinzendorf celebrated his birthday with an extravagant festival.
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.'
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?