Wreath displayed in churches and homes during Advent Season, adopted from a pagan solstice tradition by Lutheran Christians in Eastern Europe during the 1500s. Consists of a ring of evergreen branches and five candles. Different traditions set differently colored candles around the wreath - one common wreath has three purple candles and one rose-colored candle around the outside, with a white candle at the center. One Candle is lit every Sunday during Advent: a purple one on the first Sunday of Advent, two purple on the second Sunday, two purple plus the rose-colored candle on the third Sunday, and so on until during the fourth week all four candles are lit. The white candle is lit as well on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. This candle will continue to be lighted all through the 12 days of Christmas.

This progression of light represents the coming of the light of Christ into the world. The circle of the evergreen wreath represents eternal life.