To a Christian it may remind them of the light that came at Christmas or the guiding star that led the wise men.
To a Hindu a reminder of the recently passed festival of Diwali when lights and fireworks celebrated the victory of good over evil.
A Buddhist might recall that Buddha said, “ Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
A passing Jew might fondly bring to mind his mother blessing and lighting the Shabbat candles on a Friday evening and with it the promise of an enjoyable family meal.
A Turkish Muslim might think of those five special nights of the Muslim calendar when candles are lit in the minarets of the mosques to signify special celebrations.
The pagan walking past might think I am casting a spell or celebrating Samhain.
The atheist wandering along my street will just see a candle and wonder if I have had a power cut.
For each the candle will have a meaning or a significance, let them take from it what they will.