Whenever I search for some new candles I get a question - is there anyone's birthday or any other kind of party?
Why is it so? Why not have a small nice candle on a table when having a usual dinner? Or - unusual dinner - exactly because some cute candle is placed in the middle :-)
Europe. I've noticed, it is a very usual thing, just a detail in one's culture. People lit candles in many places let it be restaurants or some home parties; I would compare it to having flowers on a table irrespectively of season or any special occasion...