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In the Northern hemisphere, Christmas falls in the darkest part of the Winter when the nights are longest.
In pre-Christian times, lighting fires was used to symbolize the eventual triumph of light over the Winter darkness. It is probably this tradition, which gave rise to the modern tradition of lighting Christmas candles.
With the advent of electricity, all sorts of new possibilities opened up for creating light in the Winter darkness - and in many countries it is now commonplace to see bright colored displays of electric lights during the Christmas period.
Christmas lights are commonly seen inside of, and outside of, homes, schools, workplaces, and shops. And turning on the Christmas lights in shopping districts has even become an important annual event (this is usually done at around the start of the Advent season).
One of the most common types of Christmas lights are strings of electric lights with brightly colored bulbs. These are sometimes known as "fairy lights"), and they are often used to decorate shops, homes and Christmas trees.
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