World Candle Lighting Day

World Candle Lighting Day

Celebrated every year on the second Sunday in December.

Worldwide Candle Lighting Day was created by the community from The Compassionate Friend in 1997 as a small internet observance in honor of children who’s lives were tragically short for any reason.

The candles are lit at 7:00 pm or 19:00 local time to remember these children who never got to grow up and to support their grieving friends and family.