Meaning of Advent candle in English:

Advent candle


  • 1Each of four candles (often set in a ring or wreath), lit on successive Sundays in Advent; (sometimes also) a fifth central candle lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day and symbolizing the birth of Jesus.

  • 2A candle marked with the days of Advent and allowed to burn a section at a time on each day.


Late 19th century. Compare German Adventskerze.