Havdalah/הַבְדָּלָה is a Jewish religious ceremony that marks the symbolic end of Shabbat and holidays, and ushers in the new week. In Judaism, Shabbat ends—and the new week begins—at nightfall on Saturday. Havdalah may be recited as soon as three stars are visible in the night sky.
A Havdalah Candles is a braided candle with several wicks that is usually about a foot long. A child or a woman often holds it while it is lit, then it is placed in a special candle holder that fits its thin, oblong shape.