National Flower Day

National Flower Day

March 21, 2023

Celebrate National Flower Day with a beautiful bouquet of your favorite blooms - brighten up your home and lift your spirits with fresh flowers!

when is it?
March 21
United States
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 Timeline

<div id='' class='timeline-item'><p id='' class='timeline-year'>1638</p><h3 id='' class='timeline-title'>Tulip Mania</h3><p id='' class='timeline-text'>Tulip bulbs reached extraordinarily high levels during the Dutch Golden Age.</p></div><div id='' class='timeline-item'><p id='' class='timeline-year'>1730</p><h3 id='' class='timeline-title'>Carl Linnaeus</h3><p id='' class='timeline-text'>Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus establishes the modern system of plant taxonomy in his work "Systema Naturae," paving the way for a better understanding and appreciation of flowers worldwide.</p></div><div id='' class='timeline-item'><p id='' class='timeline-year'>1829</p><h3 id='' class='timeline-title'>Language of Flowers</h3><p id='' class='timeline-text'>The first English edition of "Le langage des fleurs" is published, popularizing the concept of the "language of flowers." </p></div><div id='' class='timeline-item'><p id='' class='timeline-year'>1965</p><h3 id='' class='timeline-title'>Cherry Blossom Festival</h3><p id='' class='timeline-text'>The first National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in Washington, D.C. celebrating the friendship between the United States and Japan, as well as the beauty of the cherry blossoms.</p></div><div id='' class='timeline-item'><p id='' class='timeline-year'>1971</p><h3 id='' class='timeline-title'>Flower Carpet</h3><p id='' class='timeline-text'>The biennial Flower Carpet event is held for the first time in Brussels, Belgium. This event features a massive carpet of flowers, primarily begonias, arranged in intricate patterns and designs in the city's central square, the Grand Place.</p></div>

How to Celebrate National Flower Day

<div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">1. </span>Grow your own flowers</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-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 id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">2. </span>Arrange a bouquet</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-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 id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">3. </span>Make paper flowers</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-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 id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">4. </span>Take photos</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-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 id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">5. </span>Give away flowers</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-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>

Why We Love National Flower Day

<div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>A.</span>Flowers symbolize emotions and occasions</h3><p id='' class='matters-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 id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>B.</span>Promotes mental health and well-being</h3><p id='' class='matters-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 id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>C.</span>It encourages environmental awareness</h3><p id='' class='matters-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>

Fun Facts

### 1. Some flowers can change color

Certain flowers, like hydrangeas, can change their color depending on the pH level of the soil they are planted in. Acidic soil produces blue flowers, while alkaline soil results in pink blooms.

2. Flowers have a secret language

During the Victorian era, people used flowers to send secret messages. This practice, known as floriography, assigned meanings to different flowers, allowing people to communicate feelings and emotions without using words.

3. The world's largest flower is also a parasite

The Rafflesia arnoldii, also known as the corpse flower, is the world's largest flower, with blooms measuring up to 3.3 feet (1 meter) in diameter. Interestingly, it is also a parasitic plant, deriving its nutrients from other plants.

4. Some flowers only bloom at night

While many flowers bloom during the day, some species, like the Moonflower and the Night-Blooming Cereus, only open their petals at night. These nocturnal flowers are typically pollinated by night-flying insects and bats.

5. The Titan Arum smells like rotting flesh

The Titan Arum, also known as the corpse flower, produces a strong odor reminiscent of rotting flesh when it blooms. This scent attracts carrion beetles and flies, which help pollinate the plant.

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