Advent is a version of the Latin word “coming”.
It is preparing for the coming of Jesus.
Advent has four weeks and on each Sunday of Advent weeks the Church lights a candle. In the Church there is an Advent Wreath. On the wreath there are five candles. Three purples, one pink and one white. On the first week a purple candle is lit. The next week another purple. The third week is a pink candle. The fourth week is another purple and on Christmas Day the white one is lit.
The first one means hope, the second love, pink is joy and peace is the fourth.
Advent will start on 3rd of December and will end on 24th of December.
by Clíona (5th)