In South African tradition, the parents of the bride and groom bring fire from their own fireplaces to the home of the newlyweds. The bride and groom use the flames provided from their childhood homes to ignite the hearth in their new home together.
One of today's tasks was to cut up a dried out Christmas tree and burn it. Small branches had to be placed in the fire, as each one WHOOSHED into immense flames rather quickly. It's a good argument for getting them out of the house after xmas.