Thousands of Tulips to Illuminate Union Square for International Women’s Day

During the American Tulip Day of 2024, you'll be able to pick up six of your favorite tulips and build your own bouquet or one to share with your fave superwoman in honor of IWD.

By: THURSD. | 21-02-2024 | 4 min read
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Tulip picking to celebrate IWD

International Women's Day is known to be an extremely special celebration and commemoration worldwide where millions of women (and men) go on out to parades and celebrations to give women all the support they deserve while they raise their voices to the world. On this year's edition, which will be held on March 9th, 2024, American Tulip Day invites you to live the experience of seeing 80,000 tulips illuminating San Francisco's Union Plaza in honor of both Flower Bulb Day and International Women's Day.

Tulips to Celebrate Flower Bulb Day and International Women's Day in Union Square

Yes, this will indeed be one of the biggest tulip takeovers of all time, taking place in San Francisco, California. Union Square will be transformed by 80,000 American-grown tulips, grown from Dutch bulbs, in honor of International Women’s Day (celebrated on March 8th) and the very well-noted #FlowerBulbDay, celebrated all across the United States. It's an opportunity to grab your favorite tulips (maximum 6 per person) and plant them straight at home. This way, your house will also be illuminated by the presence of this charming flower.


Tulip picking in Union Square San Francisco
Tulips making visitors extra happy. During the event at Union Square, people can pick up to six tulips in this year's edition
Photo: @theescutiaproject


On March 9th, 2024, the public is invited to come and pick tulips for themselves, as a gift to their favorite women in their lives or even to place them at home. This year's tulip garden at Union Square will open to the public at 1:00 p.m. and it will be closed at 4:30 p.m. By that time, all 80,000 tulips will be picked and give many American households a wonderful feeling of early spring. This is a call for all visitors, especially women who want to treat themselves with an act of self-love with flowers for their special day.

Henk Westerhof, President of Royal Anthos shares:

"We are so excited to be back in San Francisco for our popular American Tulip Day. A bouquet of tulips is the perfect way to honor the extraordinary women who inspire us every day. Tulips symbolize unconditional love and new beginnings."


Tulip picking at Union Square for International Women's Day
American Tulip Day also celebrates the importance of women in the world. It's an opportunity to observe International Women's Day to honor women all over the world
Photo: @flowerbulbsdotcom


Tulips to Honor Women Around the World

Tulip Day brings so much color and joy to Union Square. There's no more spectacular way to welcome spring than picking a bouquet of tulips in San Francisco’s iconic public plaza. But what will you actually be doing at Union Square and what is the intention behind the 'American Tulip Day?'


During the tulip event, you can pick your own bunch of your liking and build your own bouquet or one to share with a woman who has inspired you in honor of International Women’s Day. As always, access to the Tulip Garden in Union Square is free, and so are the flowers.

Tulips are the perfect way to honor women and spread the joy that only fresh flowers can bring. Did you know tulips are also one of the flowers that celebrate IWD? The organizers of this amazing display hope it will become a new tradition to share a bouquet of tulips with the special women who make part of your lives on International Women’s Day.


Woman picking up tulips to celebrate IWD
Photo: @suzlipman


American Tulip Day

The 'American Tulip Day' 2023 is presented by Royal Anthos with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks and the Union Square Business Improvement District. Behind this special day, there is a very special intention as well having to do with the promotion of flowers. For more information, head to Flower Bulb Day's website. But why promote flowers? Here are some of the most important reasons they share:


Part of the tulips displayed at Union Square
Part of the tulip display at Union Square's 2023 Tulip Garden
Photo: @jenndavis_realestate


Read more in the article 'The Benefits of Fresh Flowers'. If you're attending, make sure to visit Union Square in early hours to be the first to grab your favorite-colored tulips.



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