National Flower Day Is Coming up to Officially Welcome Spring

An easy way to uplift your mood and other's as well is by buying flowers. On this flower holiday coming up to inaugurate the budding season, make sure to stock up on your fave flowers.

By: THURSD. | 06-04-2024 | 6 min read
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Celebrating National Flower Day amongst flowers

You don't have to wait for it to be National Flower Day to have flowers in your day-to-day life, but it can be a reason to be surrounded by even more flowers. Observed each year on March 21st, National Flower Day celebrates the first official day of spring, and guess what? It's coming up rather quickly!

National Flower Day Celebration

Immediately following the first day of spring, National Flower Day is celebrated by thousands of people worldwide. This year, you can expect to springtime flowers have such an incredible impact that even words can't quite. Many around the world adore the start of the spring season because, in many parts of the world, it's a sign that thousands of flowers are about to bloom and make their lives even happier, and most importantly, the winter blues are completely gone. Sunshine and flowers make the greatest duo and people celebrate the beginning of this fantastic season.


A doggy waiting for the spring sun and flowers
With spring comes more sun and definitely, tons of gorgeous, colorful flowers!
Photo: @the_life_of_lincoln


Everything lovely about spring is almost in the air, including that distinctive aroma of optimism and rekindled vitality. Buds and petals of various colors slowly raise their heads to face the sun and without a doubt, flowers effectively capture the feelings of spring. You are surely aware that giving flowers is a fantastic idea at all times no matter what.


Woman surrounded by a pink flower field
Springtime means it's time to visit flower fields and gardens, and what better day to visit them than on National Flower Day?
Photo: @sydneysummer


Few things have the power to boost moods as flowers do. For National Flower Day, how about thinking about what your all-time favorite flowers are, and making sure to gift them to yourself or the people you love the most?


Gifting a bouquet of flowers to celebrate National Flower Day
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History of National Flower Day and Why It’s Celebrated

With the finding of floral fossils, the earliest link between flowers and their significance to people may be traced back to the Paleolithic period. Likewise, giving flowers as gifts has always been an important part of life and society. Flowers would play a significant role in ancient myths and legends from all cultures and were highly regarded in ancient Greece, as various gods were connected to them.


Garden roses and blue delphinium to celebrate National Flower Day
Photo: @miss_summergunn


March's National Flower Day serves as a gentle reminder to stop and admire the beauty of nature. The occasion is ideal for expanding your flower garden or giving the people you love the most a dose of charming flowers to cheer them up in every way possible. It's a perfect day for a quick hike or a stroll through the park, and stop and stare as well as enjoy the company of camellias, tulips, roses, or any of your favorite flowers. It's difficult not to exude happiness as you take in the colorful accents in the gardens around you.


Story behind flowers and how they came to the world
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During human history, flowers have sprung up on Earth and in the human heart. They give the start of the spring season an extra boost and people look forward to this season because the happiness flowers give humans is incomparable as well as bringing color to drab days. Flowers can be used to express love, happiness, and strength during any season or occasion. They brighten anyone's day with their beauty and smell.


Girl with a flower headpiece
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Remember that 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, and 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?

National Flower Day Timeline

To start the journey of this celebration, we need to go back to the 1860s. The tradition of florist shops and floral arrangements became popular in the United States in the mid-1800s, beginning the commercialized exchange of flowers. A couple of years later, in 1884, the first rose parade was seen, taking place in Pasadena, California, an event that greatly increased the popularity of flowers.

Later on, in 1910, Mother's Day was established in the United States, becoming a prominent annual occasion for flower-giving. 55 years later, the first Cherry Blossom festival was seen. Japan contributed thousands of cherry blossom trees to be planted in Washington D.C., establishing the first National Cherry Blossom Festival. In 1986 there was an event that marked the industry of flowers. The rose was declared the national flower of the United States by President Ronald Reagan. Years later, in 2017, National Flower Day was officially recognized as a cultural holiday, encouraging the appreciation of flowers in all their shapes and colors.


Celebrating National Flower Day with purple orchids
Photo: @mahogany.amour


Ways in Which You Can Celebrate National Flower Day

In addition to their unmatched natural beauty, flowers are sometimes more eloquent than words for a variety of events, from celebrating an accomplishment or special occasion to expressing warmth and compassion during a time of loss to expressing love and romance on anniversaries. For example, a stunning arrangement of tulips is the perfect way to welcome spring and National Flower Day.


Spending time in a flower field for National Flower Day
Spending time in a flower field for National Flower Day is one of the many activities you can do


Try one of these quick and easy suggestions if you want to celebrate National Flower Day in the best way possible:


Doggy with a flower crown
Photo: @the_life_of_lincoln


Reasons to Love National Flower Day

Flowers represent emotions and occasions. National Flower Day allows people to celebrate the beauty and significance of flowers. They have long been used to convey emotions such as love, sympathy, and gratitude, and they are frequently associated with important events such as weddings, funerals, and anniversaries.


March celebrates National Flower Day
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Secondly, 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.

Last but not least, 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.


Butterflies need flowers to survive
Photo: Kyle Glenn from Unsplash


Who's a fan of celebrating flowers all year long? The happiness and mood boost that flowers give are like no other, right?


Header image by Allef Vinicius from Unsplash, feature image by @mahogany.amour.



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