Havdalah is a Jewish ceremony that marks the symbolic end of Shabbat and ushers in a new week. The ritual involves lighting a special Havdalah candle, blessing a cup of wine and smelling sweet spices. (Learn how to celebrate Havdalah in our free downloadable guide!)

What makes a candle special enough to use for Havdalah? The number of wicks—tradition calls for at least two. (Some sources say six wicks represents the six days of the work week.) Unlike Shabbat or Hanukkah, when the candles burn out fully, you can reuse a Havdalah candle from week to week.

We rounded up 12 unique and colorful options. Shabbat shalom!

Jerusalem Landscape Havdalah Candle

(Photo: aJudaica.com)

Available at aJudaica.com.

Violin Havdalah Candle With Spices

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(Photo: Eichlers.com)

Available at Eichlers.com.

Lantern Havdalah Candle

(Photo: Ahuva.com)

Available at Ahuva.com.

The Promise Havdalah Natural Beeswax Candle

rainbow candle
(Photo: Cavender Candles)

Available at Cavender Candles on Etsy.

Pyramid Shape Standing Havdalah Candle

pyramid candle
(Photo: Amazon)

Available at Quality Judaica on Amazon.

Red Apple Havdalah Candle

(Photo: aJudaica.com)

Available at aJudaica.com.

Hand-Carved Havdalah Candle

ornate candle
(Photo: Eve Art Candles)

Available at on Etsy.

Mini Beeswax Havdalah Candle

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(Photo: Stargaze Candles)

Available at on Etsy.

Free-Standing Havdalah Candle

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(Photo: Judaica-Shops.com)

Available at Judaica-Shops.com.

Lamp Shape Standing Havdalah Candle

lamp shape candle
(Photo: Amazon)

Available at Quality Judaica on Amazon.

Paraffin Havdalah Candle

havdalah braid candle
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Available at JudaicaWebStore.com.

Carved Havdalah Candles

(Photo: Candles World Shop)

Available at Candles World Shop on Etsy.