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Red Letter Day

Posted by James Briggs on November 26, 2003

In Reply to: Red Letter Day posted by Sax on November 26, 2003

: Hi! Can you please tell me what this means and where the phrase came from? Thank you - Sax

A red letter day is a special day, one to be remembered. In olden days some of the Saints' Days were celebrated with extra festivities; these special days were indicated in the Church calendar with red letters.