Why do we blow candles off on our birthdays?



To start off today’s sermon, the preacher cheekily asked us who hasn’t celebrated our birthday yet this year, and at that moment, my hubby asked me a very interesting question. 

Why do we blow candles on birthday cakes? 

That question never crossed my mind before. And when the preacher asked the same question, I waited with great expectation for the answer. 

So why do you think we blow candles off on our birthdays?

Apparently it is because another year of our lives has passed and we have one year shorter to live. 

It certainly does not sound like a very happy thing, does it? 

And maybe that is why we instinctively don’t celebrate birthdays anymore when we get older. 

pearlie

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