Candles in Common

Santaniello, Shelly W.
November 2006
Skipping Stones;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p15
The article presents information on the holidays celebrated by the Americans during the winter in which candles are commonly used. Lighting candles is an important part of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Christians celebrate Christmas by light candles on a decorated wreath for four weeks. African-Americans remember their ancestors' traditions by celebrating Kwanzaa from December 26 to January 1 in which seven candles are lit that represent the seven days and seven principles of Kwanzaa.


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