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Some liturgical protestant churches choose to celebrate Rally Day to mark the beginning of the church calendar year, which usually comes at the end of September or the beginning of October. Churches celebrate Rally Day in various ways, but standard events and customs include handing bibles out to children, celebrating the graduation of Sunday school students from one grade to the next, welcoming new members into the church, and formally presenting church goals for the coming year. The word “rally” signifies that this day marks a time when all church members can come together and celebrate their shared beliefs, values and purpose.
The Christian flag, pictured here with the American flag, was created in the early 20th century and it is used all over the world by many different Christian groups. The colors of the flag are symbolic - the red cross represents the blood of Jesus and the white of the flag stands for the purity of Jesus Christ.