Twelfth candle: NI Parcel offering an “aroma” of bonfires with a scented candle
A Belfast-based company offered people the chance to experience the aroma of an Eleventh Night bonfire in their home, with a special bonfire scented candle.
The NI Parcels company said it came up with the idea because of social distancing potentially preventing some from visiting a bonfire during the twelfth anniversary celebrations.
Describing the candle as being ‘handmade with love in Belfast’ and offering a smoky wood scent that promises to ‘transport people’ to a bonfire, the company also says a mini wooden pallet is being sent as well. with each candle for the authentic Twelfth Experience.
The article appears to have turned out to be popular with people, with the candle currently listed as out of stock on the company’s website.
“If you can’t attend any of the July celebrations, due to covid or travel restrictions, this candle is perfect for you. It’s also a great gift for family and friends overseas,” the company said.
The company said it expects demand from around the world.
“As the scented candles fade away, the scent of bonfires might not provide the most relaxing experience, but we think that’s exactly what many of our customers expect,” said a spokesperson.
“We include a mini wooden pallet with each candle because they are so essential to the event and we thought it would make a house party a little more authentic.
“Candles and pallets are available now for worldwide delivery. While we expect to see most of the demand in Northern Ireland, we also hope to attract customers from all over the world.
“There are communities of Northern Ireland in places as far apart as the United States, Australia and New Zealand and the ‘Smell of the Twelfth’ candle is a perfect gift for loved ones living abroad. who cannot attend events in Northern Ireland. “
Eleventh night celebrations have been drastically curtailed in 2020 due to the pandemic.
The Orange Order announced earlier this month that the twelfth parades are scheduled to take place this year, although the additional events are likely smaller and localized.
Dozens of parades across Northern Ireland are set to take place on July 12, according to the Parade Commission website, while a number of bonfire associations have confirmed they plan to continue their celebrations. of the eleventh night despite Covid restrictions still limiting the number to 500 people outside.
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