Ribbon - Ribbon Symbolism

Ribbon Symbolism

Pieces of ribbon are used as symbols of support or awareness for various social causes and are called "awareness ribbons".

Ribbons are used in some ceremonies, such as in a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Ribbons also find use in gift wrapping, symbolic reference to the opening of a new event etc.


Yellow ribbons have gained meaning within Internet culture, showing that a trolling attempt was successful.

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