What else does RED represents

Red is an auspiscious colour for Chinese New Year and Chinese folks alike. It is considered bad luck to wear black on Chinese New Year for the older generation and those who still embrace traditional values.

Colours represent different feelings, moods, occasions and agenda for different countries. We cannot expect others to follow suit just because Red is a lucky colour for most Asians, but we live in Peace and Harmony adopting them for their culture values as a mark of respect for Asian Chinese folks.

Do you know what does RED represent, in other countries, religion and other aspects? Find out now.

  • For the ancient Romans, a red flag was a signal for battle.
  • Because of its visibility, stop signs, stoplights, brake lights, and fire equipment are all painted red.
  • The ancient Egyptians considered themselves a red race and painted their bodies with red dye for emphasis.
  • In Russia, red means beautiful. The Bolsheviks used a red flag as their symbol when they overthrew the tsar in 1917. That is how red became the color of communism.
  • In India, red is the symbol for a soldier.

  • In South Africa, red is the color of mourning.
  • It's considered good luck to tie a red bow on a new car.
  • In China, red is the color of good luck and is used as a holiday and wedding color. Chinese babies are given their names at a red-egg ceremony.
  • Superstitious people think red frightens the devil.
  • A “red-letter day” is one of special importance and good fortune.

  • In Greece, eggs are dyed red for good luck at Easter time.
  • To “paint the town red” is to celebrate.
  • Red is the color most commonly found in national flags.
  • In the English War of the Roses, red was the color of the House of Lancaster, which defeated the House of York, symbolized by the color white.
  • The “Redshirts” were the soldiers of the Italian leader Garibaldi, who unified modern Italy in the nineteenth century.

  • To “see red” is to be angry.
  • A “red herring” is a distraction, something that takes attention away from the real issue.
  • A “red eye” is an overnight airplane flight.
  • If a business is “in the red,” it is losing money.


Jellyfish said...

good info...

may i add (a bit crappy..) red light means to stop, else you risk your car being captured by a speed camera. lol.

Constance Chan said...

hahaha! jellyfish.. but that is the truth too.
how about 'red light' district...

barramundi said...

red light district...haha
good one
got fengshui master also advise me b4 that red, when wrongly positioned in signs can represent blood on ur head