National Floral Design Day

National Floral Design Day is a holiday observed on February 28th that commemorates and recognizes the art of floral design. Since the dawn of humanity, people have collected flowers and placed them in artistic forms, and it’s an art form that has continued to this day.

Floral design is also a multi-billion-dollar industry worldwide. Another purpose of this holiday is to commemorate the birthday of Carl Rittner, the founder of the Rittners School of Floral Design in Boston. So whether you’re someone who works in the floral design industry or merely loves flowers, this is a holiday you might want to celebrate.

The History of National Floral Design Day

National Floral Design Day was proclaimed by Governor William F. Weld of Massachusetts in 1995. It was established as a day to remember the birthday of Carl Rittner and to honor floral design. It has been observed ever since.

Facts About Floral Design

Below are some interesting facts we’ve found about floral design:

  • Roses are the most popular cut flower sold today.
  • Approximately half of all flowers are sold by supermarket chains.
  • There are almost half a million flower varieties in the world.
  • Approximately 78% of all U.S.-grown flowers are grown in California.
  • On Mother’s Day, approximately 70% of the gifts given are flowers.
  • Almost $2 billion worth of flowers is bought on Mother’s Day.
  • Christmas and Hanukkah are some of the most popular holidays for flowers.

Observing National Floral Design Day

This is a good day for professional and amateur floral designers alike to showcase their flower-design skills for everyone to see. Share these floral arrangements with friends and family members, or take a picture of them and post it to social media using the hashtag #NationalFloralDesignDay. It’s also a good day to search for the floral designs that you like the most on the Internet.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 28 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
February 28 Friday
Last year (2023)
February 28 Tuesday
Art & Entertainment, Hobby & Creativity