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Significant Colours Of Christmas 2015

Most the colours and their meanings come from the western/northern European traditions and customs, when Christmas is in the middle of winter and it's dark and cold.

Every year, people around the world dress up in gorgeous attires circling these very 5 colours of Christmas. Even the houses and streets are filled with some vibrant shades.

Over the years, the colour red used to be the prominent and most important colour for Christmas. Red symbolised everything from the happy Santa Claus to the rich ornaments on the tree, and even the sweet candy canes. Today, the Christmas colour red has a deeper history and together with this bright happy shade, people are opting for more vibrant huess like gold and green, which also have a history to it that goes back to many centuries.

Today, Boldsky shares with you some of the most treasured colours of Christmas 2015. Take a look at the rich significance and meaning of these colours that should be worn and adorned during the winter festival. This Christmas eve, don't forget to wear at least one of these colours to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Have a look:

The colour represents the apples in the land of paradise. Red is also a significant Christmas colour, since it symbolises the Holly berries, which is said to represent the blood of Jesus when he died on the cross.

Apart from the everygreen Christmas tree, the colour green is related to the Evergreen plants, like Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe, which have been used for thousands of years to decorate and brighten up buildings during the long dark winter season. Till today, people decorate their homes with these trees and get themselves ready for the cold season.

Gold was also one of the presents brought to the baby Jesus by one of the wise men and, traditionally, it's the colour that was used to show the star that the wise men followed.

White is the purest of colours that is related to Christmas. During the winter season, it generally snows and, thus, to highlight the spirit of Christmas, a snow man is built. This white hue also resembles the bread eaten during Christian Communion or Mass, when Christians remember that Jesus was crucified for them.

Blue represents the colour of the sky and heaven. It also represents the colour of the Virgin Mother Mary. Blue is also regarded as a sacred colour and a precious one too.

Story first published: Thursday, December 24, 2015, 15:15 [IST]
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