What is the meaning of advent candles? Advent candles are purple, pink and white - the Church colors for Advent. The purple color advent candle is meant to symbolize a time for penance, prayer and the practice of good works, in preparation for the King of Kings. The pink color Advent candle, which is the color of the third week of Advent, is the color for joy. The White color advent candle is the liturgical color, used for the highest occasions, to represent the perfection of God. This is the color for the Christmas season. The Catholic Faith Store offers various advent candle sets of four or five candles to fit in most Advent wreaths. Find the perfect Advent Candle set for your Avdent Wreath.