Honoring Women: Choosing Flowers For International Women’s Day


By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Honoring women’s achievements with flowers goes way back,and there’s no better way to convey your love and admiration to the women inyour life or around the world than with a heartfelt bouquet of InternationalWomen’s Day plants. Read on to learn more about this Women’s Day celebration.

What Does International Women’s Day Mean?

Occurring each year on March 8, International Women’s Daywas created to celebrate the achievements of women, as well as bring to lightissues surrounding gender equality. Though the exact origins of InternationalWomen’s Day are not known, many political and social movements throughout theearly 1900s are believed to have laid the foundation for the now annualcelebration.

At its core, the values which the day represents are said toinclude: equality, respect, hope, dignity, and justice.

International Women’s Day Plants

Both men and women choose this day to celebrate special orinfluential women in their own lives. Doing so with flowers has become quitecommon, as it has a strong connection to the past and origins of the day.Customarily, International Women’s Day flowers included beautiful yellowmimosas, from the Acaciatree family. Believed to have started in Italy, the custom of giving mimosaflowers dates back even further. Among the first flowers to bloom in spring,their enchanting light fragrance serves as a symbol of appreciation andsolidarity.

Other flowers which are considered International Women’s Dayplants often feature the colors of purple, green, and white. While purpleflowers have long been associated with justice, green and white symbolize hopeand purity. Choosing symbolic flowers is an excellent way to convey meaningwith a floral arrangement. Gladiolus,for example, are representative of those with strong character and honor. Thethoughtful creation of cut flower arrangements can truly create aone-of-a-kind, meaningful gift.

Flowers for Women’s Day can range greatly, though rosesare always an extremely popular gift. Of course, it will also be important tonote the preferences of the gift recipient. While tradition is to be valued,some may prefer more spring-themed arrangements. Bouquets of lilies,tulips,or ranunculusall convey feelings of love and appreciation to the recipient.

Regardless of the flowers chosen, the special women in ourlives are sure to feel celebrated for all that they have done and continue todo.

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Month-Long Celebration in Honor of International Women’s Day, March 8th

New ‘Gather Tulips’ Virtual Tulip Festival March 27th and 28th

Together with their European suppliers of the flower bulbs, Tulip growers in the United States have organized the annual Tulip Festival to celebrate International Women’s Day for years. Tens of thousands have received bouquets of tulips to enjoy and share.

While this year’s event may look a little different, the celebration will go on.

“A bouquet of tulips is the perfect way to honor the extraordinary women that inspire us every day,” says Henk Westerhof, who represents the tulip growers and their suppliers. “Tulips symbolize unconditional love, new beginnings and, charity. And, this year’s festivities will still allow us to share our admiration but also enable us to reach even more women.”

To kick-off the month-long celebration, tulip growers have partnered with Petals for Hope to giveaway 1,000 bouquets of tulips to women on the frontline, in nursing homes, women’s shelters, and more. Petals for Hope, a non-profit organization, repurposes fresh flowers after weddings and other events to share them with people in less than desirable circumstances.

"The Petals for Hope team is thrilled to be a part of this event where we will be able to share joy and light to women throughout the United States in honor of International Women's Day. Our organization's mission is to spread joy, and we are honored to be able to continue that work even during these unprecedented times." Says founder Brittaney Sard.

A total of 25,000 gorgeous stems of the beloved spring tulips will find new homes.

“We are so grateful to everyone at Petals for Hope. We couldn’t spread this much joy without their help,” says Peggy Anne Montgomery, from Garden Media Group on behalf of the tulip growers. “We think giving a bouquet of tulips to the women we admire most will become an International Women’s Day tradition.”

The excitement continues all month on social media, culminating in a two-day virtual tulip festival, Gather Tulips, March 27th and 28th. This free event connects professional floral designers with everyday flower enthusiasts.

World-renowned floral designer, Sarah Campbell of Intrigue Designs, will host the festival. Campbell appeared on Netflix’s “The Big Flower Fight,” and her installations were featured on NBC, ABC, and in The Knot and Martha Stewart Living.

“We are dreaming big in creating the virtual tulip festival and hoping to inspire, uplift, and bring a unique experience right into your home,” says Campbell. “2021 will be the year of healing, and flowers play an important role in improving our lives, brightening our out-look, lowering stress, and easing sadness.”

Gather Tulips will bring people together to share the love of tulips and learn creative ways to use them in their homes to ensure a brighter future for themselves and their families. The entire cast of celebrity designers will be announced soon.

Look for more event details at www.gathertulips.com and inspiring videos on FlowerBulbs.com, Flowerbulbs Make You Bloom, and Intrigue Design’s social media channels. #GatherTulips

A press kit including a wide selection of images, logos and video that can be used for b-roll purposes can be accessed here. All photos included in the press kit are royalty-free when citing Flower Bulbs Make You Bloom.

This Campaign is financed with aid from the European Union.


Month-Long Celebration in Honor of International Women’s Day, March 8th

Together with their European suppliers of the flower bulbs, Tulip growers in the United States have organized the annual Tulip Festival to celebrate International Women’s Day for years. Tens of thousands have received bouquets of tulips to enjoy and share.

While this year’s event may look a little different, the celebration will go on.

“A bouquet of tulips is the perfect way to honor the extraordinary women that inspire us every day,” says Henk Westerhof, who represents the tulip growers and their suppliers. “Tulips symbolize unconditional love, new beginnings and, charity. And, this year’s festivities will still allow us to share our admiration but also enable us to reach even more women.”

To kick-off the month-long celebration, tulip growers have partnered with Petals for Hope to giveaway 1,000 bouquets of tulips to women on the frontline, in nursing homes, women’s shelters, and more. Petals for Hope, a non-profit organization, repurposes fresh flowers after weddings and other events to share them with people in less than desirable circumstances.

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Why is International Women's Day celebrated on March 8?

International Women’s Day has a rich history dating back 108 years — the first glimpse of it was in 1909 when the Socialist Party of America celebrated 15,000 women who protested long work hours, low pay, and the lack of voting rights in New York City.

Originally called National Woman’s Day, the monumental annual celebration spread across the world (officially celebrated in 1911), but it was Russia who unknowingly set the March 8 trend. Although International Women’s Day became an official holiday in Russia in 1913, women still experienced difficulties caused by WWI. While men were off at war, women dealt with food shortages and a government who wouldn’t listen to them.

On March 8, 1917 (February 23 in the former Russian calendar), tens of thousands of Russian women took to the streets demanding change. The unified cry for help paved the way for Russian women to be granted voting rights soon after.


Women Day's Wishes in English

  • Happy Women’s Day to everybody who tirelessly and silently contributes to making the world a better place.
  • We need to appreciate women, each day, every day. Let’s all wish Happy Women’s Day!
  • The world would not be the same place without you. Neither would life be the same. Happy Women’s Day.
  • Happy Women's Day to all the incredible women! Shine on. Not just today but every day!
  • It's Women's day! Feel special and unique on the top of the world!
  • Women are always a source of inspiration for the family and society. Happy Women's Day to you!

  • Women can do anything! Congratulations on International Women's Day!
  • I treasure you close to my heart. Here are my best wishes to you on International Women's Day 2021!
  • To the woman of my dream: you fill my days with happiness and my world with love!
  • You just smile and the world changes. Let the harmony and colours of spring shine in your life!
  • Be beautiful if you can, be wise if you want to, but to be respected - that is essential! Wishing you a very happy Women's day 2021.
  • Don't follow the crowd, because you won't go further into the crowd. Walk your way alone and you'll find yourself in places no one has ever been before!

  • Despite failures - you stand up. Despite sorrow - you cheer up. Despite the pain - you keep fighting! Keep dreaming to fly higher reaching new heights. Congratulations and sending women's day wishes your way.
  • A woman is an embodiment of grace, elegance, beauty, and compassion. Happy Women’s Day.
  • She is a Dreamer, she is a believer, she is a doer, she is an achiever, and that she is “You”. Sending Women's Day wishes for all of you!


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