Why red light area is called so i mean red??
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In the 19th century, the term "red light" was associated with the red lanterns carried by railway workers (which the latter left outside brothels when they entered).
Another suggestion for origin were the red paper lanterns (a color associated with sensuality) hung outside brothels in ancient China for identification. The color red has been associated with prostitution for millennia. In the Bible, Rahab, a prostitute in Jericho, aided the spies of Joshua and identified her house with a scarlet rope. This saved her household from the massacre which was usually suffered by a successfully besieged city. During World War I, there were many brothels in Belgium and France; authorities marked them with blue lights for brothels for officers, and ...more
this name was given by the indian printing media in the time of britishers
The Phrase Finder bulletin board offers another explanation, stating the term dates back to the 1890s. Prostitutes would put red shades on candles and electric lamps, and place these lights in their windows to advertise their trade. This practice has continued to the present day in some places, most notably in Amsterdam. The city's red-light district is locally called the Walletjes or Wallen (both referring to the walls) or Rosse buurt (meaning the red or pink neighborhood). In the Netherlands, prostitution has long been accepted, an ...more