International Women’s Day is on March 8. The long-celebrated holiday has a storied history of fighting for women’s rights, and the day can be recognized in many ways. One of the lasting traditions of this day that recognizes women and their achievements is the simple act of giving a woman a bouquet of flowers. That’s why Finnflor has selected the three flowers with a special meaning for International Women’s Day.
The history of International Women’s Day
The first celebration of International Women’s Day was on March 19, 1911 across Europe. The demonstration called for women’s suffrage along with basic gender equity in the society and the workplace. While flowers might have accompanied the annual celebrations on March 8, one the most widely-known recognitions of flowers symbolizing the day was in Italy following the end the World War II. On March 8, 1946, Italian feminists picked the mimosa flower as a symbol of strength, sensibility, and sensitivity. The versatility of the mimosa flower seemingly lends itself to the day’s goal of both celebrating women’s achievements while continually striving for gender equity. So, International Women’s Day is about so much more than only flowers. But giving the gift of flowers to a mom, sister, co-workers or best friends is a wonderful way to show them appreciation on International Women’s Day.
Meaningful flowers to give on International Women’s Day are…
… alstroemeria. Want to celebrate friendship on International Women’s Day? The alstroemeria symbolizes enduring friendship. Each of the alstroemeria’s six petals represent an important characteristic: understanding, humour, patience, empathy, commitment and respect.
… roses. Every color of a rose has a different meaning. The colour red, pink and orange go perfectly with International Women’s Day. Especially the orange rose. It symbolizes appreciation and sympathy.
… lisianthus. The lisianthus may appear soft and cute, but it has a powerful symbolism, since this flower represents appreciation, gratitude and charisma. The remarkable symbolism is what makes the lisianthus a great flower to gift or use in a bouquet on International Women’s Day.
Stock your flower shop for International Women’s Day
We have over 500 different types of flowers and plants in our assortment, which are available at all times. Order your flowers now in our webshop to have them on time in your flower shop for International Women’s Day. Contact us if you have any questions.
Source: Elite Daily