Christmas Candles Discover the Christmas custom, story, myth and legend associated with
Christmas Candles. This festive tradition and Christmas custom, with its familiar symbol and meaning, has evolved over time. But what is the history, meaning
and origin of Christmas Candles? This
article provides facts and information about the history of
as a familiar symbol, tradition and Christmas custom.
Custom, Origin and History of Christmas Candles The candle is used in the
religious ceremonies of many different faiths. The lighting effects
created by candles were used for for decoration and ambiance. In
Christianity a candle is a symbol that represents the light of God
or the light of Jesus Christ.
The Color of
The color of Christmas Candles is highly significant.
White Candles represent the liturgical color of Christmas. On
Christmas Eve the Advent Wreath has
a white candle in the center which symbolises purity and joy. It is
known as the Christ candle which represents Christ born on Christmas
day. The Pink candle, the Advent candle, is
used on the third Sunday of Advent traditionally when the
congregation was given a break from fasting.
Candles on the Tree
The Christmas Tree became popular in the Victorian era
and tress were decorated with small candles. The candles were
carefully lit and created a magical sight. The real Christmas
candles were replaced by electric Christmas Lights in 1882
when Edward H. Johnson, the vice president of the Edison Electric
Light Company, had red, white and blue electric incandescent light
bulbs wired to his tree. These electric tree lights were extremely
expensive and for this reason were not widely used until the 1930's.
of Placing Christmas Candles at the Window The tradition of placing a
lighted Christmas candle at the window dates back to the Medieval
era. A legend told that on Christmas Eve the Christ Child wandered
throughout the world, looking for places where he would be welcomed.
People placed a lighted Christmas candle in the window as a sign
that He would be welcome in their home. From this custom another
tradition of Christians arose which was to welcome into their homes
all who knocked at their doors on Christmas Eve.
The Seven-Branched Candlestick, called the Menorah,
represents the Holy Spirit and its seven gifts of Wisdom,
Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, Fear of the Lord and
Delight in the Lord.
Christmas Candles Christmas is
celebrated worldwide, throughout the Christian population of
2275 million people,
but is also celebrated by many non-Christians as a secular, cultural
festival. A Christmas custom or tradition is symbolized by a familiar symbol or icon, such as
Christmas Candles, have come to represent the spirit
and meaning of this special time of the year.
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