Day Lucky Colours

The power of colors is immense. Do they affect our everyday living? Well, dressing according to a particular color in the week, is considered a myth by most. However, many people still follow it, sometimes, even for fun. Colors to be worn on a particular day have numerological or astrological theories. The following describes colors that are considered lucky for each day of the week.

Day Lucky Colours
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We may not look at colors in a way that they define what we feel. Whether they make us feel good or bad may be a question of belief. However, the fact remains that they make every aspect of life beautiful and meaningful with a splash of their variant hues!

Ref: http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/1-13-2005-64166.asp


The Meaning of Color in Thailand

Foreigners in Thailand, otherwise known as ‘farangs’ are startled and confused by what appears to be a sea of yellow on Mondays.  On the SkyTrain, on the streets and in businesses yellow is the color everywhere you look.  What does it mean?

The color most people associate with royalty is purple, but that is a western perception of color.   In Asia, yellow is the color most commonly associated with royalty.

If you were to ask a Thai person they will point out that each day of the week is represented by a color and may appear somewhat surprised that you don’t know this.

The days of the week in Thai are named after ‘god’ planets and each are associated with a specific color.  Thais believe wearing the color of the day brings good luck.  Yellow in Buddhist tradition represents Monday.  Monday happens to be the day of the week King Bhumibol was born.  The Thais revere their King in a way that is sometimes difficult for foreigners to understand.   At the movies the theatre will show a video about the King and everyone must stand while the video and music play to honor the King.   One foreigner was even sentenced to ten years jail time for defacing the King’s image by spray painting a poster of him.  Therefore, to commemorate the King’s 60 years on the throne (he is currently the longest ruling monarch on the throne) ,and to show their respect and love for the King, in 2006 Thai people started to wear yellow shirts every Monday.

The previous fall the King was hospitalized for more than three weeks.  When he left the hospital on November 7th he wore a pink shirt and pink blazer.  The new color trend was captured by the media and noted by the faithful followers who had camped out for weeks in the hospital courtyard to pray and hope for a glimpse of the King.  Shrewd merchants around Bangkok spotted the new trend and quickly stocked up on pink shirts.  The merchants sold out of their stock of pink shirts immediately  A shop owned by Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn sold 40,000 pink shirts in November alone.  As they say in fashion, pink is the new yellow.

If you want to fit in when traveling to Thailand, follow this color chart:

Sunday = Red, Monday = Yellow, Tuesday = Pink, Wednesday = Green, Thursday = Orange, Friday = Blue, Saturday = Purple

Ref : http://www.examiner.com/article/the-meaning-of-color-thailand

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