Advent is a time of waiting for the arrival of Christmas. Five candles are lit whereby the first candle symbolises expectation, the second hope, the third candle joy and the fourth candle purity. The candle lit at the centre is the Christ's candle which is lit on Christmas day or Christmas Eve reminding the Christians that Jesus is the light of the world.
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what do the advent candles mean
Advent wreathes typically have 4 or 5 candles which are lit each Sunday leading to Christmas. The candles have different meanings in different traditions, often representing the light of hope, peace, joy and Christ.