Cloë can you tell me what one of the most important symbols of Advent is?
Yes I can, it is the Advent wreath - I can see it through the window of the church.
There are 3 purple candles and 1 pink one. Hey did they run out of purple? Is that why there is a pink candle?
No Tallulah they didn't. Each candle represents 1 Sunday of Advent. In the Church, purple is often associated with preparation, which includes a time of thinking about what we have done wrong and asking for forgiveness.
The pink candle is lit on the 3rd Sunday, which is also called Gaudete Sunday. Pink is a happy colour and it reminds us that Christmas is almost here.
I think everyone should have an Advent wreath!
I agree Tallulah. If they come to the Agora Christmas Market this weekend, they can make one during the What is Advent? workshop.
Hope to see you there!
Cloë and Tallulah