We all blow out birthday candles on our birthday cakes, but have you ever wondered why we do that? Right from our childhood we blow out birthday candles, each one of us but not all knows the reason behind it. In 1746 there was a large festival that was held for Count Ludwig Von Zinzendorf in Germany. Andrew explained the party as “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.”
You must be wondering that how the tradition to blow out birthday candles did came into existence. Why are people following it without even knowing the reason behind it?
Read below to know the reason why we blow out birthday candles.
There are many theories behind the origin of this tradition. It’s difficult to say which one is true.
2.Old age tradition
Putting candles on birthday cakes have been around for a long time, From the age of ancient Romans. Celebrating someone’s day with some cake and sweets seemed to be a perfect idea but have you ever give it a thought that who would have started this amazing tradition?
3.Pay tribute to the God
For the ancient Greeks, putting candles on the cake was the way to pay tribute to the moon goddess, Artemis. They usually baked round cakes that symbolized the moon and the candles represented the reflected moonlight.