National Daisy Day
For hundreds of years, daisies have represented innocence, purity, loyalty, and simplicity. Their name means “day’s eye” because they open when the sun rises and close when the sun sets—just like an eye closing.
Although these flowers are native to Europe, they can be found all over the world and have brought joy to many people’s lives. Sure, some people might consider these flowers to be “weeds,” but many others are more than happy to enjoy their beauty.
That’s likely why National Daisy Day was created. This holiday is observed annually on January 28th and honors this delicate flower in all its glory.
The History of National Daisy Day
We currently don’t know who invented National Daisy Day or when this mysterious person did it. Although we scoured the corners of the internet, there doesn’t appear to be information that we could find on the subject. As usual, we’ll continue to try to find out the origins of this holiday, but at this moment, it just doesn’t seem like we’re ever going to locate it.
Some Incredible Daisy Facts
We wanted to present all of our readers with a little more information on these beautiful flowers, so we took a few moments and did a little bit of research. The following list of “daisy facts” is what we uncovered over the course of this research. We hope everyone finds the following facts to be educational and informative.
- During the Victorian Period, children would use daisies to make May Day crowns.
- Almost 1 in 10 flowers in the world are daisies.
- Daisies belong to the sunflower family.
- Daisies are not only white, but there are also varieties that are red, yellow, orange, and even purple.
- White daisies signify purity, while blue daisies mean peace.
- Yellow daisies symbolize friendship.
- Daisies can adapt to just about any environment.
Observing National Daisy Day
This is the perfect day to give someone a bouquet of flowers, learn more about daisies, or simply share your love of daisy art with other people. It’s also a good day to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #NationalDaisyDay on social media.