National Water A Flower Day

National Water a Flower Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 30th of May and encourages everyone celebrating it to take care of their garden flowers. After April’s showers, May is the month in which many different flowers come into bloom, so everyone with a green thumb might want to consider celebrating this holiday. Flowers are an important part of our planet, and so everyone should take care to nurture and protect them.

Facts About Flowers

Ready to hear some interesting facts about flowers so that you can spring them on friends and family during National Water a Flower Day? If you are, then we feel that we’ve gathered quite an interesting collection of facts about flowers. So, sit back, grab a lemonade, and allow us to entertain you with what we know about flowers.

Roses Have a Lot of Sweet Relatives

For those of you who didn’t know, roses are in a family of plants that includes apples, cherries, peaches, pears, almonds, nectarines, and raspberries. Other fruits in this family include strawberries, hawthorns, apricots, and loquats.

In 17th Century Holland, Tulip Bulbs Were Very Valuable

During the 1600s, speculation drove the value of tulip bulbs so high that it cost over six times the average person’s annual salary to get just one bulb. This tulip bulb market bubble was quite aptly known as Tulipmania and it was one of the most famous market bubbles, as well as one of the most famous market crashes in history.

There’s a Reason the Wild Thistle Is Scotland’s National Flower

Hundreds of years ago, when the Vikings attacked Scotland, they were slowed down by wild thistles. This gave the Scots a chance to escape. Those pesky thistles made the Vikings cry out in pain as they tried to sneak up on the Scots. And that’s why the wild thistle is now Scotland’s national flower.

The Ancient Egyptians Revered the Lotus Flower

Historical evidence has shown that the lotus flower was very sacred to ancient Egyptians. This flower was not only used in burial ceremonies but was also used for other ceremonies as well. Because lotus flowers can lay dormant during drought and then bloom when the rains come back, the ancient Egyptians viewed it as a symbol of eternal life and resurrection. Many Egyptians even saw it as a symbol of creation. The lotus flowers in Egypt were Nymphaea lotus that can be found across Southeast Asia and East Africa.

Observing National Water a Flower Day

If you have a flower garden, then you should have been watering your plants all along, but this is a good day to recommit yourself to them. If you don’t own a flower garden, however, then you might want to think about starting one. For those people who feel starting a whole flower garden is too ambitious, there’s always the prospect of buying just a single flower to practice taking care of. While you’re observing this holiday, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalWaterAFlowerDay on your social media accounts to spread the love about flowers.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 30 Thursday
Next year (2025)
May 30 Friday
Last year (2023)
May 30 Tuesday
Nature & Environment