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Red can also be a warning indicating potential danger and sometimes symbolises anger, for example, "seeing red.
Speaking as a new set of rings were unveiled at London's Tower Bridge, the Mayor said the rings symbolise the Olympic virtues which include: " Exertion, competition, sportsmanship, courage, chastity, poverty".
In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolise love, modesty, and fidelity.
At the end, as I was taught, you slam a book down on the Prayer Desk to symbolise the end.
The Advent service uses an orange, candle, red ribbon and raisins on sticks to symbolise the Christian message.
Anniversaries and the birth of children are reminders of the very special bonds between husband and wife and the giving of eternity rings has come to symbolise the gift of everlasting love.
There are weeds growing outside, which symbolise the neglect of spiritual values; the closed door symbolises the obstinately shut mind; and there is no outside handle, because it is the door of the human heart that can only be opened from the inside.
Traditionally at the time of New Year Chinese homes will be decorated in red (to symbolise happiness) and gold (to symbolise wealth).