Lighting up festivities: How festive candles are a part of global celebrations

Lighting up festivities: How festive candles are a part of global celebrations

Bring home scented soy candles to add a spark of joy to your festive rituals.

Every festive celebration across the globe holds its own rich story, traditions, and practices. One common element that transcends cultural boundaries is the use of handcrafted candles for special occasions. Symbolising a connection with the divine, festive candles are aligned with faith and holy illumination. From Diwali to Christmas, candles have been known to lend their warm glow to inspire hope, enlightenment, and invite calm.

The festival of lights, Diwali

Diwali, also known as Deepawali, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Hindu culture. Lasting for five days, this festival of lights, joy, and prosperity, has its origins dating back to ancient Hindu mythology, marking the return of Lord Rama after defeating Ravana. Central to Diwali celebrations is the lighting of diyas, which symbolises inner light, abundance, and the victory of good over evil.

In recent years, lighting scented candles has become a popular choice during Diwali, adding a contemporary twist to traditional celebrations. Often placed in different corners of the home and verandas, used as rangoli decoration, and/or for gifting–these candles are loved for their aesthetics and aromas. At Seva Home, we make scented candles with natural soy wax, that don't just tick these boxes but also emphasise the rich Indian heritage. Infused with scents native to our home country like jasmine, oud, sandalwood, and coconut, our candles are thoughtfully curated along with motifs and designs that are in harmony with the festive theme.

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The festival of cheers, Christmas

Christmas, sacred to millions around the world, celebrates the revival of Jesus’ birth, and emphasises the message of love and joy among communities. From Advent (the period leading up to Christmas) to the lighting of the Menorah, candles play a special role in various Christmas customs.

Christmas candles are said to symbolise God’s light, with churches and homes lighting them to invite joy, miracles, and abundance into their spaces. With Seva Home’s Holiday Collection of rosemary, sage, and cedar-infused scented candles, our Christmas hampers make for wholesome gifts during the holiday season.

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The Jewish festival of lights, Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days in the Holy Temple’s menorah. Candles play a central role in this festival, with one new candle being added to the nine-branched menorah during this 8-day celebration. The lighting of new candles marks the transition to a sacred time, and encourages the human instinct to find light and push back the darkness.Many families also light festive candles and scented candles during this time to invite hope, joy, and perseverance. In the spirit of Hanukkah, take a look at our exclusive range of scented candles in metal casing.:

Seva Home: Handcrafted candles for every occasion

Our scented candles, made from naturally sourced ingredients, are handcrafted with love, and care from our workforce of remarkable women, to ensure making meaningful products of premium quality.

Lighting a candle has always been a cherished moment across global communities. Candles not just invite light but also spread hope, warmth, and cheer. Whether it’s elevating Christmas celebrations, Diwali traditions, or lighting menorahs, candles hold a special place in marking new beginnings, and carrying further faith and hope in our people and our stories.

At Seva Home, our continued efforts to make high-quality scented candles suit every occasion. We offer a wide range of fragrances, including those that help to unwind after a long day at work, others that refresh and energise, and those specific to traditions across cultures. Our creations are often the preferred choice amongst customers who encourage sustainability, health, and community.

With the sale of any 10 products, we help conduct cataract surgery for those in need, in the villages of Maharashtra. We encourage you to be a part of Seva Home, as we can together uplift many more people across local communities. Take a moment to indulge in our offerings here:

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