Advent Tapers 3 Purple / 1 Pink
Purple / Pink
Aproximately 10 hrs.
3 Purple / 1 Pink 12" Taper Candle. Tapers only, Advent wreath not included.
The Advent wreath is a popular Catholic Advent custom that originated in Germany. An Advent wreath consists of four candles (three purple, signifying penance, and one rose, signifying joy), surrounded by evergreen branches. One purple candle is lit the first week, two the second week, two purple and one rose the third week and finally all four are lit in the last week of Advent. The light of the candles signifies the light of Christ, Who will come into the world at Christmas.
While the Advent wreath is a feature in many Catholic homes and even Catholic churches during the season of Advent. it actually originated among the Lutherans of Eastern Germany in the 16th century. It was quickly adopted by both Protestants and Catholics throughout Germany, and it was brought to the United States by German immigrants, both Catholic and Protestant, in the 19th century.
The advent wreath has deeper origins as well, extending back to pre-Christian customs of burning candles during the darkest months of winter.