International Women’s Day is right around the corner on March 8th and sending the women in your life flowers is the traditional way to honor this important occasion. But what is the origin of International Women’s Day and what is it really all about?
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity as groups come together worldwide to celebrate women's achievements and rally for women's equality.
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.
One the most widely-known recognition of flowers symbolizing the day was in Italy following the end of World War II. On March 8, 1946,
Russia's modern celebration of International Women's Day is also heavy on the gift of flowers, and Russia's ties to the origins of the day run deep.
Italian women are known to take this day to celebrate one another with flowers, leisurely dinners and a celebratory glass of wine (or two!)
As International Women’s Day is celebrated to the fullest extent around the globe, the tradition of giving flowers lives on. Purple, green and white are the colors of International Women's Day, with purple signifying justice and dignity, green symbolizing hope, and white representing purity. And of course, your friends at Floral Design by Heidi have the perfect florals to honor this beautiful and meaningful moment. Here are our top three picks:
Delicate and exotic, orchid represent grace and love. These beautiful plants grow easily and are ideal for those who want a long-term plant companion.
A lovely arrangement of a dozen sweet Pink Roses and assorted greenery in a clear glass spring vase, the Sweetest Roses bouquet is perfect for the woman who appreciates the classics.
Can't find a pre-made bouquet that speaks to you? Let our designers work their magic with an arrangement of the finest seasonal flowers in a clear glass vase.
March 8th is a day to show your strength to fight for women's rights while also gifting the women in your life a beautiful bouquet of flowers. There is no right way to celebrate International Women's Day, but adding a gift of flowers is sure to brighten whatever plans you already have set. Enjoy!
-Team Floral Design By Heidi
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