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What is Red Letter Day?

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Asked by Prem Prakash, 15 Jun '07 11:21 am
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In England In earlier times A Red Letter Day was a church festival or saint's day; more recently it means any special day. It originaged from the practise of marking the dates of church festivals on calendars in red.

Answered by Janis, 15 Jun '07 01:00 pm

 
  
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On red letter days, judges of the English High Court wear, at sittings of the Court of Law, their scarlet robes.
Answered by Prem Malhotra, 15 Jun '07 11:25 am

 
  
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A red letter day (sometimes hyphenated as red-letter day) is any day of special significance.

The term originates from Medieval church calendars. Illuminated manuscripts often marked initial capitals and highlighted words in red ink, known as rubrics. The First Council of Nicaea in 325 decreed the saint's days, feasts and other holy days, which came to be printed on church calendars in red. The term came into wider usage with the appearance in 1549 of the first Book of Common Prayer in which the calendar showed special holy days in red ink.

Many current calendars have special dates and holidays such as Sundays, Christmas Day and Midsummer Day rendered in red colour instead of black.

On red letter days, judges of the English High Court (Queen's Bench Division) wear, at sittings of the Court of Law, their scarlet robes (See court dress). Also in the United Kingdom, other civil dates have been added to the original religious dates. These include anniversaries of the Monarch's bir ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 15 Jun '07 11:22 am

 
  
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Really...a memorable...day of event...in your life...!
Answered by M Rafi, 15 Jun '07 11:22 am

 
  
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