why do we light them,and what do the colors stand for?
most people light a pink,purple and white candle at christmas...but why?
people light these candles to symbolysie three things:
the first candle is the purple one,it stands for peanance(A Christian who confesses sins to a priest.)the secound candle is the pink one, it stands for joyfullness.
and some times people use a white candle,but it does not stand for anything it is usally the one that is ment to be lit on christmas.
people have different reasons to use these candles based around what they belive
the roman culture uses the candles to scare away the darkness whaen the days got darker faster
the durid culture(english culture)uses them to recreate the power of the sun and its rebirth.
the christan belif uses them to guide the christ child.