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An advent wreath is a ring of evergreen cuttings surrounding or integrating four candles, used for a non-liturgical devotion by some Christians during the season of Advent. Three of the candles are violet-colored, and one is rose-colored. On the first evening of Advent (a Saturday), one violet candle is lit. On successive Saturdays, the second violet candle is added, then the rose candle, and finally, the third violet candle.
The wreath is meant to represent God's eternity. The violet candles symbolize faithful expectation, and the rose candle joy and hope.