Birth Month Flowers

The Origins of Birth Month Flowers

The first flowers appeared on our Planet over 130 million years ago creating beauty, color and wonderful scents. Flowers have been given as gifts since time immemorial. It is believed that birthday celebrations originated in the Roman Empire and the origins of birth month flowers could be said to date back to these times. The birthday celebrations included honoring the Roman Gods and decorating their altars with flowers.

During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included flowers - the first traditions and origins of Birth Month Flowers.

 

Birth Month Flowers and their Meaning
Click one of the following links for a full description and meaning of each of the Birth Month Flowers:

January Birth Flower - the Carnation or Snowdrop
February Birth Flower - the Violet or Primrose
March Birth Flower - the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus)
April Birth Flower - the Sweet pea or Daisy
May Birth Flower - the Lily of the Valley

June Birth Flower - the Rose
July Birth Flower - the Larkspur or Water Lily
August Birth Flower - the Gladiolus or Poppy
September Birth Flower - the Aster or Morning Glory
October Birth Flower - the Calendula (Marigold)
November Birth Flower - the Chrysanthemum
December Birth Flower - the Narcissus

The Language of Flowers
The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The "Language of Flowers" therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower by which means a lover could send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.

Flora the Roman Goddess of Flowers
Flora was the Roman Goddess of flowers and her name continues to be used as a collective term for plant life and flowers. The festival of Flora, called the Floralia, was held in the month of April or early May and was marked with flowers. There were two temples dedicated to Flora in Rome, one was near the great Circus Maximus where chariot races were held and the other temple was on the slopes of the Quirinal Hill.

Birth Month Flowers - Gifts
All over the World people give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and wedding flowers play a huge part in Wedding celebrations. Unique New Mother & Baby Gift! Many people also like to give flowers to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year, especially during holiday periods. Knowing the flowers which are associated with each month and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers.

  • Month of January Flowers, the Carnation or Snowdrop, to celebrate New Year's Day, Epiphany (12 days after Christmas), Martin Luther King's birthday on the third Monday in January and even Golf Day on January 17

  • Month of February Flowers, the Violet or Primrose, to celebrate St Valentine's Day

  • Month of March, the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus), to celebrate St David's Day on March 1, St Patrick's Day on March 17 and Mothering Sunday, or Mother's Day ( the 4th Sunday of Lent)

  • Month of April Flowers, the Sweet pea or Daisy, to celebrate Easter, Good Friday, Palm Sunday and Passover

  • Month of May, the Lily of the Valley, to celebrate May Day on May 1 and Cinco de Maya on May 5

  • Month of June Flowers, the Rose, to commemorate D Day on June 6 and Father's Day on the third Sunday in June

  • Month of July, the Larkspur or Water Lily, to celebrate Canada Day on July 1 and Independence Day on July 4

  • Month of August Flowers, the Gladiolus or Poppy, to celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday in August , Sisters Day on Aug 5and Senior Citizen's Day on August 8

  • Month of September, the Aster or Morning Glory, to commemorate Patriot Day on 9/11 and celebrate Teacher's Day on September 4 and Grandparent's Day on the first Sunday after Labor Day on Sept 1

  • Month of October Flowers, the Calendula (Marigold), to celebrate Halloween on October 31 and Colobus Day on October 13

  • Month of November, the Chrysanthemum, to celebrate All Saint's Day on November 1 and Thanksgiving Day

  • Month of December Flowers, the Narcissus or Holly, to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve

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