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National Flower Day – March 21, 2023

National Flower Day is on March 21 every year, right after the first official spring day. Flowers in spring have that extraordinary quality that words can’t do justice to. We can practically sniff everything beautiful about spring — that unmistakable scent of hope and renewed energy. Colorful buds and petals, slowly peek their heads up to meet the sun. Flowers perfectly embody the emotions associated with spring. Gifting flowers is always a good idea. Few things can uplift spirits the way flowers do. Do you want to make someone feel special? Mark an occasion? Or perhaps need a mood-uplift yourself? Say what you need to say with flowers, today and always.

History of National Flower Day

The earliest connection between flowers and their importance to humans dates back to the paleolithic age with the discovery of flower fossils. Similarly, gifting flowers has always been central to life and culture. Across civilizations, flowers would feature prominently in ancient myths and stories. The Ancient Greeks revered flowers and associated them with several Gods.

Flowers have bloomed on Earth and in our hearts throughout history as we know it. They bring an extra spring to our steps. Add color to mundane days. Flowers can convey love, joy, and strength through every season or reason. Their fragrance and beauty bring cheer to anyone’s day.

National Flower Day in March reminds us to pause and appreciate nature’s art. The holiday is perfect for planting more flowers. You could gift flowers to someone or even yourself. It’s a great day for a long stroll in the park or a short hike. To stop and smell the roses, tulips, or camellias. As you soak in pops of color in gardens everywhere, it’s hard not to radiate the same joy.

If you’ve been dreaming of spring blooms throughout the winters, today’s perfect to prep for spring gardening. This special day helps us get ready for warm weather. The perfect pick-me-up after a long, dreary winter. Today’s excellent for getting our gardens ready for spring. National Flower Day is also an excuse to celebrate big moments and small ones. Gift flowers to someone you love or to yourself as a personal pat on the back.

National Flower Day timeline

2686 B.C. — 2610 B.C.
The First Floral Arrangements

The Egyptians adorn their homes with flowers placed inside vases.

618 A.D. — 907 A.D.
Floral Fashion

Floral silks dominate fashion trends during the Tang dynasty rule in China.

1999
Flowers in Song

Sting and Cheb Mami sing 'Desert Rose.'

2002
Flowers and Emotional Health

A Rutgers University study concludes that men who receive flowers have enhanced social connections and happiness.

National Flower Day FAQs

Which day is International Flower Day?

International Flower Day is on January 19 every year. A day to connect and bond with people through a shared love for flowers.

Do all countries have a national flower?

Every country has a different national flower. Most places choose a flower endemic to the country with colors or features that most represent the country.

Which is the biggest flower in the world?

Rafflesia Arnoldii is the world’s largest flower that grows in the Indonesian rainforests. It’s a parasitic plant that weighs up to 15 pounds and can grow three feet across.

National Flower Day Activities

  1. Give someone flowers

    Surprise family and friends by gifting them flowers. Or arrange special bouquet deliveries to your co-workers or a favorite charity.

  2. Bring flowers home

    Start prepping for spring with a small garden at home. Not a gardening expert? Buy some flowers at the market and arrange them in pretty vases.

  3. Go for a nature walk

    Treat your senses to the sight and scent of flowers. Take the time to appreciate each one’s beauty.

5 Facts About Tulips That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. Central-Asian origins

    Although Holland made the tulip poplar, tulips are native to the Tien Shan mountains in Central Asia.

  2. The Tulip market crash

    Holland’s tulip industry came to a crash in 1637 when too many speculators sold the flowers at one time.

  3. Tulips follow the sun

    Tulips move with the sun’s rays even when inside a vase.

  4. They’re edible

    Those who couldn’t afford food during WWII ate tulips and tulip bread to survive.

  5. Never say die

    Tulips continue growing even after you cut them.

Why We Love National Flower Day

  1. An appreciation of beauty

    National Flower Day reminds us of the incredible world we inhabit. Beauty exists all around us.

  2. It gets us outside

    Holidays that have us breathing fresh air and the scent of flowers are the best. A much-needed trip outdoors.

  3. Flowers make us happy

    Who doesn’t love flowers? They instantly brighten our days, making everyone feel special.

National Flower Day dates

YearDateDay
2023March 21Tuesday
2024March 21Thursday
2025March 21Friday
2026March 21Saturday
2027March 21Sunday

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