''Blue Christmas''

  • World Religious Beliefs
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By Crusader1307

An ''old'' Tradition associated with The Western Christian Belief of The ''Advent'' Season (pre-Christmas). While the establishment of The ''Advent Wreath'' is more commonly known, The ''Blue Advent'' or ''Blue Christmas'' Wreath could be found in use in the 17th thru early 20th Century AD (mostly in Europe). The Wreath, commonly placed on a table – consisted of (5) Candles. The Center (White) was dedicated to God and the impending ''birth'' of Christ. A Purple Candle represented The Liturgical Season, while (3) Blue Candles were lit for those who died the previous year BEFORE the start of Advent. In addition, ''empty chairs'' were often placed at a Family Table and left vacant in honor of The Deceased.