Did you ever wonder why it’s tradition to blow out candles on your birthday? It goes back to the Ancient Greeks and burning candles in religious ceremonies, including to pay tribute to the goddess Artemis. They baked cakes to symbolize the shape of the moon and added candles to represent moonlight.
Though cakes are delicious, they can’t really be used as a weapon for MURDER. But another candleholder can ...
I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind The Candlestick.