The theme of this year’s World Candle Month is “Lighten the Mood!”.
Let the light come in September! When the sunny and warm summer is replaced by autumn with shorter daylight and humid weather, it is September that marks the month when there should be more light and warmth!
Light and warmth in homes are important both emotionally and physically. And what could be better than candles for this purpose?
CANDLES THROUGH THE CENTURIES
Candles have been used as a source of light and heat for over 5,000 years. The earliest use of candles is often attributed to the ancient Egyptians, who made lanterns or torches by dipping reed cores in melted animal fat. However, these lights did not have a wick like a real candle. There is evidence that the ancient Egyptians used a simplified form of candle as early as 3000 BC, and it is well known that the ancient Romans knew how to make candles with a wick. Progress was slow over the millennium. A major improvement in medieval Europe was the use of cleaner-burning and better-smelling beeswax. However, due to their high cost, beeswax candles could be afforded to be used mainly in church ceremonies and in the homes of the very wealthy. 19th century In the 1930s, the production of candles was mechanized, making their production significantly cheaper, and now a larger number of people could buy and use them. In the 1850s, the nascent oil industry developed a way to separate a waxy substance called paraffin from oil. Since then, for more than a century, paraffin was the most common type of candle wax. Around the turn of the 20th century, the use of candles from a source of light became a source of provision for celebrations and interior moods. Although the 19th century in the end, the light bulb replaced the candle as the main carrier of light, which was a fundamental revolution both in the change of people’s daily habits and in the development of industry, candles did not disappear anywhere, continuing their existence through the provision of coziness, warmth, romance and festive moods in people’s everyday life. The candle industry continues to evolve today, creating new types of candles from new waxes, new shapes, and special packaging and scents. As you know, history involuntarily throws different circles and events repeated themselves, both with a different mood and relevance, but still. In this regard, the current crisis of energy resources should be mentioned in the context of autumn and winter frosty evenings, because candles will be able to re-enter our everyday life even more, giving not only light and mood, but also warmth.
WE LOVE CANDLES AND SUPPORT WORLD CANDLE MONTH
This is how we can join together in celebrating such an important invention for mankind as the candle. One candle can light many, many other candles – this reminds us to take care of ourselves and inspire others through ourselves. On special life events and holidays, we decorate rooms with candles to create a special atmosphere and mood. World Candle Month reminds us that candle light and mood also have a stable place in our everyday life – every day, thus making every day special. We can bring up again and again the importance of proper and safe use of candles. For candle lovers around the world, September helps us to be united wherever we are.
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