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Shvoong Home>Social Sciences>Why birthday candles should be blew to extinguished at once? Summary

Why birthday candles should be blew to extinguished at once?

Book Summary   by:ismarlia     Original Author: stone
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published by stone in 2006-3-24,8: 54: 00
This custom comes from Greece. In ancient Greece, people believe in the Moon Goddess--Artemis . On her annual birthday celebration,in order to show their special respectful feelings to Artemis, people always put honey cakes and shining candles on the altar to make a kind of sacred atmosphere . Afterwards, with time passes , because they love their children , when celebrating birthday of their chidren,ancient Greek also likes to put the things such as cakes on table , put some little candles , and add a new program — — blowing these burning bright candles extinguished . They believe that the burning candles have somehow mysterious strength, if the child made a wish in heart and then blow all the candles extinguished , the good desire of the child can surely come ture . So, blowing candles becomes a necessary program of a birthday party .And afterwards, It gradually became so popular that not only on chidren's party ,but also on the adult's even on the party of the elderly,it is also a interesting program .
Published: May 25, 2006   
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