Worldwide Candle Lighting Day is a celebration of solidarity and memory. It’s a day on which people around the world gather to light candles for children who have died and to show that they will always be loved and never forgotten.
The day is celebrated with a quiet elegance: at seven pm local time, people light candles for one hour to remember their loved ones. It is a moving occasion that bypasses geographical and cultural divides. As everyone lights their candles at seven pm local time, far-flung parts of the world get illumined in turn, so that eventually the light has moved all around.
While this day first began in 1997 as a small remembrance, it has since spread world-wide, creating hope and unity for those whose children are no longer with them.
Whether lighting a candle at home, or joining a gathering, it is a way to show love and community!