Red is considered the oldest colour in the world. Its old age contributes to different meanings in different cultures.
Depending on your origins, you may associate with red as the colour of fire and heat. It is frequently the colour of danger and an indicator of importance commonly used for warning signs around the world. Elsewhere, the colour of protection – in several parts of the world babies clothes have red elements to protect them from harm and evil spirits.
In China, red is the colour of joy seen everywhere during Chinese New Year; and the colour of luck symbolised in red gift envelopes. In India, red is the colour of marriage – brides wear red dresses and paint their bodies with red henna.