Why Santa Claus weares red clothes?

Portugal
November 14, 2006 9:35am CST
Who knows the real story?
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19 responses
@Stiletto (4584)
14 Nov 06
Birthlady beat me to it with her answer about Druids. And I also think Santa suits red with his white hair and beard!!
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
There are here every kind of point of views. :)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
There are here every kind of point of views. :)
• India
17 Nov 06
I don't know but i too think may be red coz i means prosparaty
• Portugal
17 Nov 06
Take a look at others responses you will know.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
16 Nov 06
I've allready heard this opinion, but I think it has something to do with Saint Nikolaus who lived in Turkey. He was an bisshop and he was very kind to children. In his most famous story he give 3 golden wooden shoes to 3 poor children. That's why we celebrate his name by giving gifts to children. Also, we celebrate 'Sint Nicolaas' (Saint Nikolaus) in Holland on 5th/6th of december, and children get presents. He totally looks like a bisshop, and yes, he has a red cape. I added a picture of him to the reply. I think both celebrations have this man as an example, and Saint Nikolaus, Sint Nicolaas and Santa Claus are basicly all the same men but got mixed up and added a few extra things over the years to make them more interesting to children. Also, before I forget, both bring packages through the chimney! Only with Sint Nicolaas it's his helpers who bring down the presents and he waits on the roof with his white horse.
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
That´s a very good and complete response. Thank you for your help.
@tusharb (3159)
• India
16 Nov 06
don kno...
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Take a look at others comments.
• Australia
16 Nov 06
It's so that when he's flying round on his sleigh (hope i spelt that right) The bright color stands out so the planes wont hit him. thats the real reason.
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
A Pilot point of view
@DanKannel (1064)
• Brazil
15 Nov 06
i think his clothes are red to find him on snow... and is more easy to get a shothead
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
A military opinion
@fiasco007 (819)
• United States
15 Nov 06
because of satan
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Wow never heard that.
@heartonfire (4131)
• Denmark
14 Nov 06
santa - santa claus
i have no idea,i guess because his costume needed to have a colour,if it was blue i am sure we would have been asking ourselves the same question..if there is a story behind the story i am willing to know it...but since i know about santa he is dressed in red,so that is how i got used to it and i never questioned where his story began,if there is any truth behind his legend,and so on..if anybody knows the story please share it with us:)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Take a look at some comments over this discussion, they are very good ones.
@cyfernet (2385)
• United States
14 Nov 06
no clue about it
• Portugal
14 Nov 06
Take a look at others comments.
@cyby22 (1208)
• Romania
14 Nov 06
Because i like the red coulor.:))))
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
That´s good, :)If you liked pink Santa was a little strange maybe female.
@harish4u (1393)
• India
14 Nov 06
Red and white ready to fight
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
That I never heard :)
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Ancient Druids of the British Isles areas ritual prior to Christianity, involved blood sacrifice in the longest night of winter, to assure rebirth and germination of seeds--for Springtime. Santa wears RED to symbolize the blood force of life, birth, rebirth of Spring. Druids incorporated symbols and rituals into Christianity to people could still practice their own religion in the guise of the conquoring religion. Many cultures around the world incorporate indigenous religious/spiritual customs when conquored. Another example of Druid symbolism is the Christmas Tree. Then there's the Easter Bunny...
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Thanks for your help. Let´s see if takes more opinions like yours.
• United States
14 Nov 06
Not a clue. If you find out, let me know please.
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Check this discussion now, there some good points here.
@Crilli (2890)
• Italy
14 Nov 06
santa klaus - santa klaus
I don't know why
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Take a look at some responses over here.
@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
14 Nov 06
Well, some people believe the red clothes relate to his past life as a Catholic Bishop.
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Thanks for your help.
• Indonesia
17 Nov 06
thaks for your response
@miyara (523)
• Philippines
17 Nov 06
i bet he wears red because it symbolizes christmas. red is a happy feast color.
• India
16 Nov 06
Satnta Claus wears red clothes similar to Bishops's to show the connection with his Bishop's dress(Saint Nicholas of Myra, a 4th century Christian bishop of Myra in Lycia)
@harish4u (1393)
• India
14 Nov 06
Red and white ready to fight