The Little Candles Tradition

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Its a tradition in Colombia, for people to light candles all over the streets and their houses during the night of December the 7th. The Day of the Little Candles (Dia de las velitas) lights up the cities at night. Streets, porches, windows, balconies, sidewalks and parks are filled with melting candles, which the wax is a nightmare to pick up the next day. This tradition is so popular schools even celebrate it. This celebration, which might be the favorite day for arsonists, actually has a religious background. Colombians place candles to honor Virgin mary and her Immaculate Conception. but this tradition is so popular, everyone celebrates it; from atheists to schools, from Americans living in Colombia to Colombians living outside the country.
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