The Advent wreath, or Advent crown, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church. It is usually a horizontal evergreen wreath with four candles. Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, the lighting of a candle can be accompanied by a Bible reading and prayers. An additional candle is lit during each subsequent week until, by the last Sunday before Christmas, all four candles are lit. Some Advent wreaths include a fifth, "Christ" candle which can be lit at Christmas. The custom is observed both in family settings and at public church services.La corona de adviento es una tradici�ristiana que simboliza el transcurso de las cuatro semanas de adviento. Consiste en una corona de ramas (generalmente de pino o abeto) con cuatro (o en ocasiones cinco) velas. Comenzando el primer domingo de adviento, el encendido de una vela puede acompa�e de la lectura de la Biblia y oraciones. Durante las siguientes tres semanas se encienden el resto de las velas hasta que la semana anterior a Navidad las cuatro velas est�encendidas. Algunas coronas de adviento incluyen una quinta vela, la "vela de Cristo", que se enciende en Navidad. Esta tradici�e observa tanto familiarmente como en los servicios religiosos.
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