The four colors of Advent candles hold symbolic meanings in Christian traditions. Purple represents anticipation and preparation, while the pink candle symbolizes joy during Gaudete Sunday. The final purple candle continues the theme of readiness. A white or gold candle, lit on Christmas Eve or Day, represents the arrival of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. Together, they guide Christians through the Advent season, focusing on hope, peace, joy, and love as they prepare for Christ's birth.