MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Around this time of year, we see beautifully lit decorations in stores, in our homes, on the streets – and two colors tend to dominate the scene. decorate.
But why are red and green the colors of Christmas?
David Landry teaches religious studies at St. Thomas.
“We have a lot of different accounts of how it happened,” he said. “Like so many traditions, there is no definite answer.”
But he put forward a number of theories that scholars have put forward over the years. The first image concerns the crown of thorns – the holly tree – placed on the head of Jesus leading to his crucifixion.
“The berries were white when they were put on Jesus’ head, and then they turned red because of the bloodshed,” says Landry.
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There is one theory that Landry considers most probable. It involves the colors green and red as a fulcrum in a 14th-century play.
“One of these plays is the play Heaven – the downfall of Adam and Eve,” he said. “The traditional date for that day is December 24th”
The apple is red, and the support is a tree.
Landry continued: “You can’t use an apple tree, because the apple tree is out of season and the tree is bare. “So they’ll use an evergreen tree, like a pine tree, and then they’ll decorate it with apples.”
There is another theory that originates from Saint Nicholas, who transformed into Santa Claus. Saint Nick is the bishop and red is the color of the bishops. On the other hand, green symbolizes eternal life.
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