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The Origin of Birthday Candles – A Guest Post by Leah Carri

The Origin of Birthday Candles - photo of lit birthday candles on cake

The Origin of Birthday Candles

It’s funny how we just go along with traditions isn’t it?  There are so many things that we do that we’ve never really given much thought to “why?”, especially when it’s something that we’ve done all our lives.  And something that everyone else we know does too.   We do it because, well, because, that’s just what you do -like birthday candles.  The Germans invented them – did you know that?  No, me neither, I just learnt it off Wikipedia.  I imagine it was an enthusiastic father who was a bit of an arsonist who came up with the idea.  Yeah.  Think about it.

The following would have been in German, obviously.

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