Pentecost is celebrated fifty days after Easter (May 27 this year) and celebrates the fulfillment of Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit to the Church. Red, the color of fire and blood, is the color for Pentecost. The Sundays after Pentecost make up the longest portion of the Church Year.
During the season after Pentecost, we focus on growing together in the life God has given us through the Means of Grace. The color for most of the season of Pentecost is green, but other colors are used for some special days. Red is used when celebrating Reformation and special days that commemorate those who died for the faith. White is used when celebrating special feast days that mark celebrations in the life of Christ or His Church.