At the darkest time of the year, candles have always provided a ray of light through long nights. While the use of candles and their symbolism has evolved, many traditions still incorporate candles.
Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, uses candles lit in a menorah to signify the miracle of one day’s worth of oil lasting nine.
During Kwanzaa, a candle holder called a kinara, which holds seven candles, is used.
Prior to electric lights, candles were used to light Christmas trees. Talk about a fire hazard!
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. Practitioners light up diyas to symbolize the victory of light over dark, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.
However you decide to celebrate, consider using a hand-poured candle from Escents Candle Company to add a ray of light to your night.