As you know, flowers are perfect for any occasion and for no reason at all. That being said, Easter is one of those times of year when flowers have significant meaning, especially for Christians. Traditional Easter flowers are often displayed in churches to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and new beginnings.
These are the traditional flowers associated with Easter:
The white Easter Lily is the most popular traditional flower for Easter, symbolizing purity, hope and life. It has significant meaning in Christianity. It is said that the lily appeared after the cruxification of Jesus, a sign of hope. As well, the trumpet-shaped flowers are supposed to represent the trumpet of God, calling Jesus to return.
Next to the Easter lily, the daffodil is one of the best selling flowers for Easter. These bright, cheerful spring flowers represent rebirth and eternal life; daffodils are perennials and new flowers will bloom each year. And according to one legend, daffodils emerged from the ground after Christ’s resurrection.
The beautiful, elegant tulip is another favourite flower for Easter. It is also one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. The tulip symbolizes love, and the rebirth of spring. In Germany, the red tulip is the traditional flower for Easter, which symbolizes the blood that was shed by Jesus during his cruxification. It can also symbolize the love that Jesus had for mankind.
Pussy willows can be found in floral shops this time of the year. They are especially popular in the UK and Russia. These fuzzy, white buds called catkins, are attractive. The Catholic Church recognizes the pussy willow as a symbol of immortality and resurrection, the essence of Easter. The pussy willow is one of the first plants to bloom early in the spring; the branches will come to life with beautiful blooms almost out of no where.
But whether you are religious or not, Easter is a wonderful time to celebrate spring and all the wonderful things the new season brings! Flowers can lift your spirits and brighten up your home! As well, they add colour and beauty to the season.