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Old Apr 20, '08, 5:51 pm
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Question Why do girls wear white at first communion

my question is this: what is the significance of girls ( and boys) wearing white clothing at their First Communion? Also why do girls wear veils?
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Old Apr 20, '08, 5:55 pm
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Default Re: Why do girls wear white at first communion

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my question is this: what is the significance of girls ( and boys) wearing white clothing at their First Communion?
White is the symbol of purity and harkens back to the Baptismal garment.

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Also why do girls wear veils?
All women wore veils until recently. The traditional first communion garb reflects that tradition.
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