The Surprising Meaning Behind Different Colored Porch Lights in Maine
Driving down Maine neighborhoods, you'll notice just about every single home has a porch light. The significance is naturally to add some light at night time, right?
But have you ever noticed a colored porch light?
Porch lights have been a welcome to friends or even a deterrent to criminals, but there purpose is not only for lighting up your porch anymore. People in Maine are using different colored bulbs to convey specific messages now. How secretive and mysterious?
As per Restore Decor and More, now you can grasp the meanings behind various shades of porch lights in Maine.
The green colored porch light signifies Veterans, Military Support, St. Patrick's Day, or Lyme Disease. This color typical represents showing love to our military and those who have fought for our country. But if you spot this color during March, it could be for St. Patrick's Day. If the light is on in the month of May it may be in celebration of Memorial Day or Lyme disease awareness.
The blue porch light is a symbol of support for Autism awareness because that is the color associated with it. It also shows support for law enforcement, often linked to the phrase "Men and Women in Blue." In addition, a blue light could also represent Alopecia Areata awareness.
A red porch light indicates support for the American Heart Association, firefighters, and Valentine's Day. It's a fitting choice for Valentine's Day, given red's association with love. Similarly, since the heart symbol is red, it represents the American Heart Association. Additionally, firefighters have long been associated with the color red, so displaying a red porch light could show support for friends or family members who serve as firefighters.
Also, funny tidbit for your reading pleasure.. for those associated with brothels, you're correct, such establishments still use this light, if they exist.
Let's move on to purple, one of my favorite colors. It's a reminder that home should be a safe place, free from any violence. So the purple shade honors both survivors and victims of domestic violence. If you see this in October which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, people are encouraged to light their porches purple.
Orange is commonly used around the coolest holiday ever...HALLOWEEN! And while orange porch lights are mostly used for Halloween decorations, they also symbolize support for the families of the Delphi murder victims.
Back in 2017, according to the report, 'Light up Delphi' is a movement that urged people of Delphi, Indiana, and throughout the nation to switch their porch lights to orange as a tribute to two young teens who were tragically murdered.
Yellow porch lights are pretty simple and the most common and are believed to decrease the presence of gross bugs around your porch! If you're aiming to get rid of those pesky bugs opting for a yellow light is a great choice.
Pink porch lights are commonly linked to Breast Cancer awareness. They're especially strongly used in October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Also, the colors of porch lights may not always hold a purpose or significance. The owner could just really enjoy that specific color they are using and it could just purely be for fun!
However, if you see a flashing porch light that means someone may need help and a neighbor may be in trouble. This could indicate an emergency, as per the article.
So if you see a flashing porch light, it's good to be safe and call for help.
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