The tradition of presenting plants as a gift is quite ancient. Flowers are received as a congratulation on the holiday, they are brought to express gratitude and, of course, bouquets are given to loved ones. A mother who leaves the maternity hospital with a child is greeted with blooming buds, and flowers accompany a person on their last journey.
The variety of flowers is impressive, because the number of their types and compositions cannot be counted, as well as the number of ways to give flowers. Classical cut flowers in a bouquet, flower boxes and baskets, as well as forever roses Dubai are far from all existing forms of presenting flowers as a gift.
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Despite the fact that giving flowers is a worldwide practice, each nation has its unique customs related to this ritual. In order to avoid uncomfortable situations, they must be taken into consideration.
In the Ancient East, in the countries of the Middle East, the language of flowers, the language of lovers, arose and spread. Each flower then meant certain feelings: love, jealousy, longing, etc. Now almost all of these meanings have been lost, but still one of these has remained to this day. And this is the red color of such a rose flower. In all countries of the world, it means love and passion. It is customary to give such flowers to the one you feel love.
The exception is Latin America, where red is a symbol of blood and death, so instead of red, they traditionally give white flowers, which the locals associate with love and tenderness.
Holland is rightfully considered the birthplace of tulips. Here are their huge plantations with many species and varieties. Bouquets of flowers of this species are also loved there. As for the number of flowers in the collected bouquet, it should be odd (just not thirteen, be careful).
Bright and light daffodils and hyacinths will also be in great demand as a gift. On the sad occasion of the funeral, the Dutch bring white lilies and chrysanthemums.
China is a country of colour and ancient traditions. Giving flowers is no exception. To express devotion in this country, a bouquet of plums and babmouk is given. Peonies are often used to express passion, and an orchid will compliment a girl without saying a word about her beauty.
In addition, artificial flowers are a symbol of freshness and attractiveness in China, not a bad symbol.
Japan is often associated with chrysanthemums and cherry blossoms. But these are not the only popular flowers in the Land of the Rising Sun. They also love such varieties of flowers as hydrangeas, peonies, irises, and camellias. All flora grows freely in parks and gardens, but must not be plucked. If you want to give a bouquet of sakura, then you should buy them at a florist’s shop. They sell a variety that is specially bred for sale.
A French woman will be upset if she receives yellow flowers. They are considered a sign of treason. The exception to the rule is the sunflower.
Bringing yellow flowers, like sunflowers, is customary while visiting an Italian home. They serve as a symbol for happiness, cosiness, warmth, and tranquillity, just like corn ear.
As for giving flowers in Turkey, flowers of almost any shade except blue and purple can be considered a gift. These colours are a symbol of sadness. If you intend to please a person, it is better not to choose them.
In Tuey, young girls are presented with unopened buds to emphasise their purity. In turn, adult women are usually presented with buds that are in the midst of flowering, that have already opened.
A rose in Turkish culture is a symbol of love and devotion, so a bouquet of red roses will be an eloquent confession of the most tender and reverent feelings. It is customary to give red roses to beautiful ladies, but for young girls, it would be better to choose pink or white flowers. It is also appropriate to give peach-colored roses.
At the end of this article, it should be noted that when sending flowers or giving them in person, you should take into account the customs of giving them and the culture of the recipient. The role is played by the colour and variety of plants, as well as the format (fresh cut flowers, a houseplant, or even artificial ones). In addition, do not forget about the personal preferences of the recipient and possible allergies to a particular flower.