Outdoor candle

Large candle commonly found in Scandinavia
This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Find sources: \"Outdoor candle\" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (October 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
You can help expand this article with text translated from the corresponding article in Swedish. (October 2018) Click for important translation instructions.
View a machine-translated version of the Swedish article.
Machine translation, like DeepL or Google Translate, is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.
Consider adding a topic to this template: there are already 273 articles in the main category, and specifying|topic= will aid in categorization.
Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.
You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary accompanying your translation by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. A model attribution edit summary is Content in this edit is translated from the existing Swedish Wikipedia article at ]; see its history for attribution.
You should also add the template {{Translated|sv|Marschall}} to the talk page.
For more guidance, see Wikipedia:Translation.

A lit outdoor candle
Two types of unopened packaged outdoor candle

An outdoor candle, which is also known a pitch torch or a garden candle (Swedish: marschall, Danish: haveblus, Finnish: soihtukynttilä) is a large (usually 10 cm wide) tealight-like candle that is lit outside. Outdoor candles are commonly found in Scandinavia, and are used as an outdoor decoration in private gardens, graves or at the side of roads or paths. They are made from paraffin in a metal cup with a centimetre-thick wick, which heats up to 1000 °C. Due to this heat, and the fact that they are designed to be weatherproof, they have to be properly snuffed out with a snuffer.


Leave a Reply