Each month of the year is associated with specific significant flower, called «the birthday flower». It is believed that the characteristics of the flower reflects the main qualities, emotions or moods of the person born in this certain month.
January birth flowers
Flower that represent those folks of inquiring mind and great energy born during January is beautiful carnation. This flower grows in a huge variety of colors: white, pink, peach, red, yellow, violet, and even striped. Carnations represent boldness, purity, unity, bravery, fascination and unconditional love — all great things to be associated with! Some believe that the word «carnation» reflects an alternate pronunciation for the Roman word «coronation» (ancient Romans decorate their themples and shrines with carnation garlands and worn it as crowns in religious ceremonies).
February birth flowers
The tender lisianthus is the flower for those born in the month of February. Enigmatic, thoughtful and often introversive, but always gifted with humble charm, these people represent the beauty of this delicate flower. The legend behind the lisianthus is truly beautiful. Flower symbolize rising above your fears and limitations to fully bloom in a new height. It also stands for gratitude for everything you have in your life.
March birth flowers
The darling iris is the flower for purposeful, sprightly and optimistic people born in March. As the rising hope of the awakening nature, this flower provides a connection between heaven and earth. Despite the fact that iris is an ancient Greece flower, it become very popular in the Middle Ages as the famous «Fleur-de-lys» — a symbol of the French monarchy. Therefore, iris stands for royalty, wisdom, hope and faith.
April birth flowers
The popular tulip is the flower for people born during April. Tulip’s bold and bright appearance perfectly reflects their fiery vigorous character and valor. This flower has a long history, started in Persia. Since Pesian citizens used to wear tulips in their turbans, some etymologists currently trace the word «tulip» back to it, as a poor translation into Turkish, Latin, and French.
May birth flowers
People born during the month of May have one of the most famous flowers — the gorgeous peony. As far back as the ancient Chinese culture, this flower has been associated with royalty, beauty and honor (the Chinese word for peony translates as «the most beautiful»). There are many different colors of peonies, all of which express a type of deep emotion. For instance: pink — happy wedding and romance, deep red — wealth and prosperity, honor and respect, white — bashfulness and compassion.
June birth flowers
The flower for the ones born in June is the glowing sunflower. Sunflower represents those of us who are optimistic, lively and loyal. During the Victorian era sunflower was very common flower to be given between friends as a symbol of sincere friendship and happy time spent together. If you were born in the month of June hopefully you share the careless, devotion and optimism, associated with the sunny sunflower.
July birth flowers
The elegant lily is the official flower of those fiery-tempered, proud and passionate people born in July. Lily flower is connected with dozens of Greeks and Romans religious myths and was commonly placed on altars as a sacrifice to attract love, wisdom and peace. In China, this flower is traditional for wedding ceremonies, because its name sounds like the start of a phrase wishing the couple a 100 years of happy life. In Christian tradition lilies are associated with the Virgin Mary.
August birth flowers
These little tropical beauties have a lot of meaning in connection with those born in August. Alstroemeria flower hints at the depth of symbolism behind its fiery petals. Since the flower was discovered in Peru by the Swedish Baron Claus von Alstromer, it symbolizes mutual support, devotion and friendship, as well as achieving your aspirations.
September birth flowers
Gerbera is the flower for these loving, sympathetic and sensual people born in September. Despite its brightness and cheerfulness, gerbera flower also has a bold and firm stem. In ancient Egypt gerbera was a symbol of closeness to nature and devotion to the sun. The Celts believed that gerbera daisy can soften the sorrows and stresses. People born in this month are said to have the same characteristics as the gerbera: cheerfulness, boldness, inner core and valor.
October birth flowers
The exquisite and elegant orchid is the flower for people born during October. This flowers reflected their refined taste, subtle intellect and charm. While Aztecs and ancient Greeks considered orchid flower as a symbol of fertility and virility, and ate its flowers as aphrodisiacs, in the Victorian times orchids were extremely rare and were a sign of luxury and belonging to the highest society.
November birth flowers
Although chrysanthemum is often used during Mother’s Day, it is also the flower for anyone born in November. Chrysanthemum is an exquisite flower of the ancient Chinese court symbolizing sacrificial love, strong character, dignity and respect. The legend behind this flower is beautiful and a little sad. The Chinese Emperor loved his wife very much, but when she began to grow old, he married a young girl again. His old wife was in great pain, and asked him: «What am I to you now?». He took her hands, looked tenderly into her eyes, and said: «You are a chrysanthemum in a winter day».
December birth flowers
Do you know anyone born in December, who is an example of strength, boldness and moral purity? Then they certainly have much in common with their birth month flower — calla lily. White as a winter snow, this exquisite flower represents elegancy, grace and sublimity of mind. Much less common calla grows in bright yellow, lavender, dark purple and pink color. Since Jesus was born in December, calla also stands for resurrection and rebirth in a more general sense.
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