How Red And Green Became The Official Colors Of Christmas 

The colors red and green have been associated with Christmas for centuries. 

Pagan origins: The ancient Celts revered holly plants for being evergreen and believed they kept the Earth beautiful during winter.  

They used holly as a symbol of protection and prosperity in their midwinter celebrations.  

The red berries and green leaves of holly became associated with Saturnalia celebrations, 

and many of these traditions were absorbed into Christmas celebrations in Europe. 

– Christian symbolism: Throughout the Bible, red and green symbolize the life of Jesus.

Red is a color of vigor and energy. It represents passion, urgency, and grabs instant attention.  

Green is a color of peace, rejuvenation, nature, cleanliness, and fertility.  

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