Advent: the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.
The season of Advent is celebrated in many different ways and with many different traditions. This year, we're utilizing one of the simpler traditions of five white candles:
The Hope Candle - December 3rd
The Peace Candle - December 10th
The Joy Candle - December 17th
The Love Candle and the Christ Candle - December 24th
For the Hope Candle, we look to the Liturgical calendar for our readings and find that the beginning of Advent ushers in the new Liturgical year.