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Liturgical colours

Liturgical colours are colours of vestments and church decorations within a liturgy. The symbolism of white, green, purple, gold and black may serve to underline moods appropriate to a season of the liturgical year or may highlight a special occasion.

Generally, in the Roman Catholic Church, green is used in Ordinary Time; purple is worn through Lent and the Easter Triduum; white or gold during Advent, Christmas and other special occasions, such as the feast of a patron saint; and red during Pentecost and any other special occasions consecrated to the Holy Spirit.