(Last Updated On: May 12, 2023)


April showers means May 15 is Bring Flowers to Someone Day to celebrate why giving flowers plays a significant roll in kindness.


Flowers are one of nature’s most beautiful gifts. Bring Flowers to Someone Day is the perfect way to give the gift of love and kindness to those around you. Whether you gift flowers to show sympathy or give them just because, the simple act of giving flowers brings joy to the recipient.

The act of giving flowers has been a custom dating back ancient times. History documents flowers as an important part of the social customs of Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures. In fact, Greek mythology contains references of giving flowers relating to gods and goddesses. During the Middle Ages, the English and French said there was meaning behind flowers that determined when a flower given.

In the 1950s, American archaeologist Ralph Solecki and and his team found evidence of giving flowers. During a excavation in Iraqi Kurdistan, the team found remains of Neanderthals 200,000 years old. One of the sites showed evidence of flowers embedded in the burial sites. Though the expedition remains under question today, the dig does in fact prove flowers have been a part of the burial process for ages.

The Victorian era seems to be the beginning of giving flowers as a demonstration of feelings. During this time, it was not customary for people to “show” their emotions or feelings. In fact, portraying emotions was bad manners. However, giving flowers was a way to express feelings about a person or situation. In addition, there were rules attached to flower giving. For instance, if someone gave a bouquet of roses to another and presented them upside down, the receiver would assume the flowers were given out of anger.

What is Floriography? In technical terms, Floriography is the language of flowers. For centuries, cultures have said flowers tell a story based on the meaning of the flower. Each flower carries a special meaning with certain symbolism behind the flower. Today, florists use Floriography when designing flowers for any occasion to ensure the flowers chosen have significant meaning in the arrangement.


  1. Baby’s breath – Everlasting love
  2. White Carnations – Incense and purity
  3. Yellow Carnations – Sadness or gloom
  4. Calla Lilies – Beauty
  5. Daisies – Loyalty
  6. Gardenias – Secret love
  7. Magnolias – Lover of nature
  8. Peonies – Happy
  9. Sunflowers – Adoring
  10. Yellow Tulips – Bright smile

Why do people give flowers? People give flowers for different reasons because giving flowers is a universal way to express love, support, and sympathy. Many give them on special occasions, such as a birthday or for Mother’s Day. Other people present them as an arrangement for a funeral showing sympathy. Whether you give flowers for love, sympathy, an apology, or as sympathy, flowers lift spirits and spread happiness.

5 Rare Flowers

  1. Roses are considered to be the most beautiful flower in the world.
  2. The agave americana takes 100 years to bloom.
  3. Middlemist Red flowers are the rarest flowers in the world and only found in London and New Zealand.
  4. Kadupul Flowers are the most expensive flower in the world not only because they are rare, but because they only live a few hours then die.
  5. A giant nolina is found in the Kingston Mountains of the Mojave Desert and no where else in the world.
The Language of Flowers
There is a language, little known,
Lovers claim it as their own.
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speak,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.
(London, 1875)


  1. Bring flowers to a family member or friend for no special reason.
  2. Attend a flower arrangement class.
  3. Plant a colorful flower garden.
  4. Share all of your flower on social media using #BringFlowersToSomeoneDay.

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