What is Mother’s Day?
Usually celebrated on the 2nd day of May (International Mother’s Day), Mother’s Day is an an avenue to pay rich tributes to someone who has, over the years, impacted our lives, someone whose love, care and affection knows no boundaries and that woman who engages in everything to ensure that the children are happy and joyous at all times.
Flowers are considered to be a customary gift for mothers. It is believed that flowers perfectly convey the special appreciation messages for the love, care and affection that a child has for their mother.
Mother’s Day Trivia
The earliest celebration of Mother’s dates back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the mother of all the gods. While Mother’s Day is celebrated all across the world, there are cultural variations in traditional celebration.
In Thailand, Mother’s Day usually occurs in August, specifically on the birthday of the current queen, Sirikit.
In Ethiopia, families will gather to sing songs, and organize a large feast as part of the activities of the multi-day celebration honoring the existence of motherhood.
In the United States of America, Mother’s Day is usually celebrated by presenting gifts and flowers to mothers and other women who fill that mother role. Mother’s Day has evolved into one of the largest and most significant holidays for consumer spending. Families also celebrate this day by giving the mother a day off from household activities such as cooking, house chores and many more.
Popular Mother’s Day Flowers and Their Meanings
Here is a list of recommended flowers to gift your mother in celebration of Mother’s Day:
Tulips: Tulips generally signify a ‘perfect love’ but their color tells you what type of love. For instance, purple is a color of royalty and red usually means romantic love. Pink represents affection and care while white is a symbol of apology, but also cheerfulness. There are also countless varieties of tulips – Parrot, French, Fringed, Lily-fringed and so forth. Irrespective of the colors you have chosen to gift your mom, tulips are the quintessential spring flowers capable of bringing joy and happiness to the recipient.
Roses: Roses are classic traditional flowers to gift on Mother’s Day. In this instance, perhaps shy away from red roses since red is a color typically associated with romance. Better to opt for pink, which symbolizes love, gratitude, and appreciation. White roses symbolize purity and brightness while cream-colored roses are great signify thoughtfulness.
Carnations: Carnations are the flowers that started it all on World Mother’s Day. Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day, sent more than 500 carnations flowers to every mother in the West Virginia Congregation in commemoration of Mother’s Day in 1907. Pink carnations explicitly symbolize the love for one’s mother. White carnations represent pure, unparalleled love, and good luck.
Daisies: Daises are widely known to be a symbol of cheerfulness. If your mother is someone who radiates happiness, then Daisies are the perfect match for her. Daises also represent innocence, beauty, and purity.
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