Celebrating With Candles Through History

8You may have noticed, we love candles just a bit around here! We love learning everything we can about candles and thought you'd enjoy these interesting and sometimes surprising facts as much as we do.

An Offering To A Goddess

The Ancient Greeks were the first to decorate a celebratory cake with candles. But in those times it was Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon, who was being celebrated. The lit candles represented the glowing moon and the smoke would carry their prayers up to the gods. 

Happy Birthday Traditions

The birthday tradition of blowing out candles on a cake representing our age is generally believed to come from the German celebration of children's birthdays known as Kinderfest. For every year of a child's life, a candle would be placed on their cake with one extra to represent the hope for good fortune in the year ahead.

If you're looking for a fun and unique place to enjoy your birthday or any festive occasion, Urban Wick Candle Bar is the perfect place! With over 80 premium fragrance oils to choose from to scent not only candles but also our room sprays and diffusers, hand soaps, lotions, and sanitizers, and wax tarts, you'll enjoy learning there's more than one way to #scentyourspace and celebrate!

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