Vintage Snowman Candle

CAD $30.00

Large Vintage Snowman Candle, it has some chips and scuffs, but it still is beautiful and reminds me of the ones my baba used to have. Perfect to adorn your Yule altar, candles are used in religious rituals & for spiritual means as both functional & symbolic lights.

Every year since 1818, the people of Zurich, Switzerland, celebrate the beginning of spring by blowing up a snowman. On the third Monday of April, the holiday Sechseläuten is kicked off when a cotton snowman called the Böögg is stuffed with dynamite and paraded through town by bakers, blacksmiths, and other tradesmen who throw bread and sausages to the crowds. The parade ends with the Böögg being placed on a 40-foot pile of scrap wood. After the bells of the Church of St. Peter have chimed six times, representing the passing of winter, the pile is lit. When the snowman explodes, winter is considered officially over—the shorter the combustion, the longer summer is said to be.

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Warning!

Burn only on stable heat resistant surface. Keep out of drafts. Do not move candles while burning or if wax is hot. Keep out of reach of children & pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Do not burn for more than 2 hours at a time.

Description

Large Vintage Snowman Candle, it has some chips and scuffs, but it still is beautiful and reminds me of the ones my baba used to have. Perfect to adorn your Yule altar, candles are used in religious rituals & for spiritual means as both functional & symbolic lights.

Every year since 1818, the people of Zurich, Switzerland, celebrate the beginning of spring by blowing up a snowman. On the third Monday of April, the holiday Sechseläuten is kicked off when a cotton snowman called the Böögg is stuffed with dynamite and paraded through town by bakers, blacksmiths, and other tradesmen who throw bread and sausages to the crowds. The parade ends with the Böögg being placed on a 40-foot pile of scrap wood. After the bells of the Church of St. Peter have chimed six times, representing the passing of winter, the pile is lit. When the snowman explodes, winter is considered officially over—the shorter the combustion, the longer summer is said to be.

Vintage Candle only 1 in stock when it’s gone it’s gone

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Weight 600 g
Dimensions 23 × 12 × 12 cm

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