What Is the Meaning of 18 Roses and Candles in a Debut?

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The 18 roses represent 18 males in the debutante's court as a symbol of courtship while the 18 candles represent 18 females in the court as a symbol of loved ones lighting the way to adulthood. The debutante chooses the 18 men and 18 women she wants in her court. This ritual is a part of a girl's 18th birthday in the Philippines.

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