NaBloPoMo Nov.25 ‘ Red’ Ranu’s post https://sabethville.wordpress.com

English: Bangladeshi wedding at Dhaka

English: Bangladeshi wedding at Dhaka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whenever I think of red,it reminds me of the wedding sari I wore on my wedding day .Everyone else was wearing other colors. It makes me wonder why in our culture red is the color chosen for a bride. Could it be friends and family want the bride to stand out and be noticed.I get mixed feelings about it.

We have traffic lights,red,yellow and green. Red is a warning which in other words,tells us we should stop.Yellow is for caution and green means, freedom to drive on.

Going back to red for a bride in our culture,how does it make sense to dress the bride in red. If red warns us to stop,in case of traffic lights,why is the color red suitable for a bride. In all other cases red means danger,why is it okay for a bride to wear a red sari on her wedding day. I really am puzzled!

6 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo Nov.25 ‘ Red’ Ranu’s post https://sabethville.wordpress.com

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post about red saris.

    It is interesting how, in different colors will hold differing symbolisms. Even blood, which people identify as red, is often regarded as “bad.” Yet, red blood can just as easily – with a change of perspective – mean “good” and life.

    So for me, I perceive a beautiful red sari as signifying life.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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