Why pink and purple?
The main color of Advent is purple, similar to the color for Lent. Purple is used to represent a season of penance and preparation, as Advent is for Christmas and Lent is for Easter.
The three purple candles of Advent symbolize prayer, penance, and good works done in preparation for Christmas. The pink or rose colored candle is used on Gaudete Sunday to represent rejoicing. This marks the halfway point of Advent, and we rejoice as we come closer to Christmas.
Today's challenge: Decorate your house with candles and Advent colors, while still waiting to put out all or some of your Christmas decorations until closer to Christmas.
This email is part of a daily series all about Advent. Learn lesser-known facts about Advent, how to celebrate well, ideas for new Advent traditions to practice with your family, and the history of Advent. You'll receive one email per day for 10 days.
on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 4:00PM