CIJ day 2 / jour 2
Why do you think red and green are the Christmas colors?
Green = greenery = tree
Red = Santa suit = Coke Santa
The real reason (taken from the Internet): It comes from European traditions and customs – when Christmas is in the middle of winter and it’s dark and gray.
Green = Holly, Ivy and mistletoe – we decorate to brighten up, to remind us that spring is coming.
Red = Red apple of the Paradise tree in the Garden of Eden. There used to be plays performed on Christmas Eve and the Paradise tree and apples were featured.