For decades, Danes have been lighting candles in their windows on the night of May 4th to mark the end of 5 years of German occupation. Sadly, the tradition is dying out.
A candle in the window marks so many things. When we moved to NC, there were candles guiding soldiers home, so to speak. Some did it as a holdover from the Civil War. When we moved to Rugby, and my husband was in Iraq, we had candles in the window for him.