Monday, August 1, 2011

World Youth Day - What's the Logo mean?

What's the meaning of the World Youth Day logo?
The color red of the crown forms the letter M, this stands for Madrid and the M for Maria. The joining of the crown evokes youth coming together.

The crown also represents The Virgen de la Almudena the female patron of Madrid.

The logo also has a cross that reflects the theme for World Youth Day, rooted and built up in Christ and established in the faith.

According to the creator of the logo, the orange, red, and yellow symbolize Spains warmth and the warmth of God.

The designer, Jose Gil-Nogu├ęs, said “The [logo] has a spontaneous and strong stroke, as the youth of the twenty-first century. It’s close, friendly, open, cheerful, casual and positive…The use of a palette of warm colors (red, orange and yellow) transmits an unmistakable warmth and heat, identity of a city like Madrid, Spain as a country. These colors are also a reflection of the warmth of God, ‘Trinity of Love.‘”

WYD (World Youth Day) in Spanish is JMJ (Jornada Mundial de la Juventud).

Please pray for us as we prepare to go on this youth pilgrimage. will be publishing daily posts on the events of WYD as they happen.