On March 8th of every year, people around the world celebrate the women in their lives. We do not only do this through shopping at women-owned businesses and through raising funds or resources for organizations that support women, we also traditionally gift flowers for International Women’s Day as a token of our appreciation, to celebrate women’s achievements, and to show our continuous support.
Flowers for International Women’s Day
Gifting flowers on International Women’s Day has become a norm. Over the years, women and men alike have continued to give the gift of flowers to show their appreciation for the women in their lives. Although mimosa flowers have a special meaning and a part in the history of the long-celebrated holiday, there are other remarkable blooms out there that make the International Women’s Day celebration extraordinary and memorable. Purple, green, and white are the colors that are inextricably linked to IWD. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolizes hope. White represents purity, albeit a controversial concept.
Gifting roses is always a good idea, even for International Women’s Day. Roses generally carry the meaning of love and romance, but each color of roses typically have their own specific meaning. In true IWD fashion, purple roses are an excellent pick. Associated with royalty, enchantment, passion, and sophistication, it is a great way to show your appreciation to the strong women in your life.
Just as with mimosa, the tulip season also starts around this time of the year. But they are not only popular because of their availability. Tulips are wonderful spring flowers that are both colorful and elegant. This seasonal beauty looks fantastic in a bouquet and is a great option to celebrate International Women’s Day with. One could never go wrong with its just-the-right scent and wide range of color options.
Aside from roses, one of the most popular cut flowers for bouquets is the carnation. Carnations, also known as the ‘divine flower’ based on its Greek name Dianthus, offer an abundance of color options that generally symbolize friendship and respect. White carnations are associated with purity and luck, and pink carnations are often given as a sign of gratitude. Red carnations, not surprisingly, are an expression of pure love. Carnations are immediately recognizable flowers, and they possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe.
Lilies capture the essence of femininity, making them a glorious and wonderfully fragrant pick for Women’s Day. They most commonly mean devotion or purity, though meaning can vary by type of lily, culture, and color. But because of the Greek myth of Hera and Zeus, lilies are often associated with rebirth, fertility, and motherhood.