There is no fifth candle on an Advent wreath. An Advent wreath contains four candles, one for each Sunday of Advent. If there is a fifth candle in it, it stands for Christmas, but then it is no longer an Advent wreath.
Each candle represents a Sunday in Advent
the first candle of advent means preperation
The Advent wreath is a Christian tradition during the Christmas season. Preceding Christmas Day, a candle in the wreath is lit for each week of the Advent, a total of four. The first candle means hope, the second candle signifies preparation to receive God. The third candle is the candle of joy and the fourth candle is the candle of love. The fifth candle, usually lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas, signifies Christ.
The second Advent Candle means peace.
Each candle on an Advent wreath represents one of the Sundays of Advent. A candle is lighted at the beginning of Mass on that Sunday. An Advent wreath in the home is lite for whatever reason that person has an Advent wreath. They are not an official liturgical thing.
The white candle in the center of the wreath is the 5th candle - that is lit on Christmas or Christmas eve at Mass.Roman Catholic AnswerTechnically the Advent wreath doesn't have a fifth candle. A fifth candle is making into something other than an Advent wreath. Advent has four weeks, and there is a candle for each week. The Advent wreath should be taken down before the Christmas midnight Mass begins. I think the "fifth candle" is some modern invention that makes no sense.
The first candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent. Each succeeding Sunday an additional candle is lit until all four are lit on the forth Sunday of Advent.
Matter to whom? The four candles on an Advent wreath are there to represent the four Sundays of Advent, the third candle, which is the Rose candle, represents the third Sunday of Advent, which is Gaudete Sunday, meaning "rejoice". You may call it whatever you wish, but, officially, they just represent the First Sunday of Advent, the Second Sunday of Advent, etc.
the color of the third candle of advent is pink or rose.
A violet candle is lit on each of the first two Sundays of Advent, the pink candle on the third Sunday, the last violet candle on the fourth Sunday, and the white one on Christmas.
The pink candle in an Advent wreath is used to represent Joy and the coming of Christmas. The pink candle comes following a tradition of Popes bestowing pink roses to citizens before the coming of Christmas.