Why Do We Blow Out All the Birthday Candles in One Breath

Oct. 14, 2021

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The party guests sit around the table, singing familiar tunes; the candles on the cake are lit one by one in the gradually dimmed light and everyone smiles warmly; you close your eyes, make a wish and take a deep breath. Everyone holds their breath as you do the same. But if you can't blow out all the candles at once, your wish won't come true.

Why is this said? Follow the candle maker MAXWILL and read on.


Of course, it is much easier to blow out all your birthday candles in one go at the age of 17 than at the age of 50. Although for many people, blowing them out or not doesn't really mean anything. "If you can't blow out all your birthday candles in one breath, you're out of luck." This saying has been around for a long time. Generally speaking, if you can't put out all the candles immediately, that birthday wish doesn't mean much. This saying has spread widely, nurtured by Egypt's multicultural history.

Although the Egyptians did not celebrate birthdays as we do today, they did place a lot of importance on the birthdays of their pharaohs. The earliest birthday parties were held in 3000 BC, most likely because of the coronation of the pharaoh, whose 'birth' was then seen as the coming of God.

However, the Greeks were the originators of our modern birthday customs. It was they who made the round moon cakes and gave them to Artemis, the goddess of the moon and also of hunting. Some say that the Greeks were the first to light candles on their cakes as a symbol of the glowing moon. Like many cultures, the Greeks considered candles to have a pivotal place in their spirituality. Perhaps they believed that a lit candle would ward off evil spirits; when the candle was blown out, they could pray to God.

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By the eighteenth century, many Germans began to celebrate birthdays with birthday cakes and candles. Children's Day in Germany was a celebration of children's birthdays. In those days, there was only one candle on each birthday cake. Count Ludwig Von Zinzindorf had a large cake for his birthday party with the number of candles to match the age.


To be precise, the saying "good luck only comes if you blow out all the candles at once" is a thing of the past, but it is now in vogue. Remember, blow it all out at once to get your wish.

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