On December 7th we have an amazing Christmas tradition in Colombia.
Día de Velitas, or in English, Day of the Little Candles, is celebrated each year on December 7th and is the official start of Christma.
On the evening of the 7th, families and friends gather to light candles (normally candles of all colors) and lanterns at home, in parks, shopping centers, and offices all over the city. The lighting of the candles (velitas) symbolizes the wishes we ask for ourselves and our family. It is a moment to reflect, give thanks, and think about our first wishes of the Christmas festivities.
At these gatherings, once the candles are lit and the wishes are sent, people take the opportunity to spend time with their relatives and friends