Advent Wreath

Advent wreath, or commonly know as the Advent crow, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage from the four weeks of Advent from the liturgical calendar of the western church. The Advent Wreath is traditionally a Lutheran practice, albeit it offers spread to many other Christian denominations.

Advent Wreath

Advent Wreath

The horizontal evergreen wreath with four candles and in some cases, a fifth, white candle as the centre piece. Beginning with the Very first Sunday of Advent, the lighting of a candle can be followed by reading the Bible and prayers.

Another candle is lit during each subsequent week until, The Sunday before Christmas, all four candles are lit. Many Advent wreaths will include a fifth candle, This is the Christ candle which can be lit on Christmas Eve or even Christmas Day.

The custom can be observed both in family surroundings and at public church masses and services.

The advent calendar works in a same way, instead of lighting candles, in which we use as a Christmas Decoration Modern society use small edible gifts in a cardboard box with 24 window popouts.