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Colors of the Christian Church Year

These colors represent the various seasons of the Christian Year:

Black Banner Black – Good Friday, Holy Saturday, signifies sin or death Blue Banner Blue – Advent, Christmas Eve, signifies heaven or truth
Gold Banner Gold – Sometimes used as an alternative to White, signifies divinity Gray Banner Gray – Ash Wednesday, signifies ash and therefore repentance
Green Banner Green – Used during Ordinary Times of the year, signifies growth Purple Banner Purple – Advent, Lent, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, signifies penitence or mourning or royalty
Red Banner Red – Maundy Thursday, Eastertide, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Holy Week, All Saints’ Day, signifies blood or fire White Banner White – Christmas, Epiphany, Transfiguration, Easter, Eastertide, Ascension Day, Trinity Sunday, All Saints’ Day, Christ the King, signifies purity and innocence and holiness