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National Flower Day

Celebrate National Flower Day with a beautiful bouquet of your favorite blooms - brighten up your home and lift your spirits with fresh flowers!
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March 21
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Celebrate National Flower Day on March 21 with a bouquet of blooms! This day has been celebrated for centuries and is the perfect opportunity to appreciate the beauty and fragrances of nature. Flowers have always been synonymous with love, friendship, harmony, admiration - to name just a few emotions associated with them. So why not take some time out of your busy day to enjoy their colors and aromas?

History of National Flower Day

National Flower Day Dates

National Flower Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1860s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Florist Shops Tradition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The tradition of florist shops and floral arrangements became popular in the United States in the mid-1800s, beginning the commercialized exchange of flowers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1884</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Rose Parade</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first Tournament of Roses Parade took place in Pasadena, California, an event that greatly increased the popularity of flowers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1910</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Mother's Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mother's Day was established in the United States, becoming a prominent annual occasion for flower-giving.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1965</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Cherry Blossom Festival</div><div class='timeline-text'>Japan contributed thousands of cherry blossom trees to be planted in Washington D.C., establishing the first National Cherry Blossom Festival.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1986</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rose - The National Flower</div><div class='timeline-text'>The rose was declared the national flower of the United States by President Ronald Reagan.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Flower Day Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Flower Day was officially recognized as a cultural holiday, encouraging the appreciation of flowers in all their shapes and colors.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Flower Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Grow your own flowers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit your local nursery and pick up some flower seeds, bulbs, or plants. Plant them in the garden, and watch them bloom. You can also create a small flower pot garden for your windowsill.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Arrange a bouquet</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit your local florist or store and buy a selection of fresh flowers. Arrange them in a beautiful bouquet to display in your home, or give it as a gift to someone special.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make paper flowers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use cardstock, tissue paper, or construction paper to make colorful paper flowers. You can use glue, tape, or staples to assemble them, then hang them around the house for decoration.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take photos</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head outside and take photos of flowers in nature. Flowers are everywhere: in gardens, along roadsides, in fields — you can find them almost anywhere! Capture the beauty of the blooms with your camera.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give away flowers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Bring some sunshine into someone's day by giving away a bouquet of flowers. Hand out single stems to people you pass on the street or leave bunches of blooms at random places for passersby to discover.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Flower Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Flowers symbolize emotions and occasions</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Flower Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the beauty and significance of flowers. They have long been used to express emotions such as love, sympathy, and gratitude, and are often associated with significant occasions like weddings, funerals, and anniversaries.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promotes mental health and well-being</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Studies have shown that being surrounded by flowers can improve our mental health and well-being. Their vibrant colors and pleasant fragrances can boost our mood, reduce stress, and even improve memory and concentration.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages environmental awareness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Flower Day is an excellent opportunity to learn about the importance of flowers and plants in our ecosystem. They provide food and habitat for pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which are vital for the reproduction of many plants, including those that we rely on for food.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Flowers that Will Surprise You

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Some flowers bloom only at night</h3><p class='facts-content'>Numerous flower species, such as evening primroses and night-blooming jasmine, open their petals only after the sun goes down, creating a unique evening fragrance and beauty.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The biggest flower in the world can reach astonishing sizes</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Rafflesia arnoldii, found in the rainforests of Indonesia, can grow up to 3 feet in diameter and can weigh up to 24 pounds!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Some plants use flowers to trick pollinators</h3><p class='facts-content'>Certain orchid species mimic the appearance and scent of female insects to attract males and facilitate pollination, exemplifying the power of floral deception.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tulip bulbs were worth more than gold in Holland's Golden Age</h3><p class='facts-content'>During the 1600s, tulip bulb mania led to what's known as 'Tulipomania' where prices became so inflated that at one point they were trading for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Titan Arum is the world’s smelliest flower</h3><p class='facts-content'>Also known as the corpse flower, the Titan Arum releases a rotten meat smell to attract flies and beetles for pollination. Despite its smell, this rare bloom attracts many curious spectators.</p></div></div>

National Flower Day FAQs

When is National Flower Day?

National Flower Day is celebrated on March 21 every year. In 2024 National Flower Day will occur on a Thursday.

National Flower Day Dates



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