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National Plant a Flower Day (March 12)

Check out the weird holiday National Plant a Flower Day on March 12. Learn the history of this day, and get ideas on how to celebrate.

One weird holiday on March 12 is National Plant a Flower Day. Check out the other weird March holidays!

History of National Plant a Flower Day

We’re not entirely certain why March 12 was chosen to be this weird holiday, but spring is defintiely the right time to start planting flowers!

If you’re in a warmer climate, you can go ahead and plant your flowers outside. If you live further north (or south, depending on your hemisphere) however, you should plant your flower in a pot inside until the last frost of the year. In some places – like Colorado or Utah – it will still snow in May!

Flowers have been in existence since plants began to grow on the earth. Flowers blooming in the spring symbolize the end of winter and darker times. Their beauty never fail to bring cheer and happiness.

In the 1600s, tulips in Holland were considered to be so valuable, they were worth more than gold! Just ten tulip bulbs could be used to purchase an entire house.

During the Regency and Victorian eras of the 19th century, flowers began to have symbolic meaning. People gifted bouquets of flowers that contianed secret messages, and soon books were published about the language of flowers.

There are over 400,000 flowering plant species in the world, and they’ve been used as decoration since the times of the ancient Egyptians.

Ideas for National Plant a Flower Day

Go ahead and plant some flowers and use these ideas:

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