Iris Day

Iris Day is observed next on Monday, May 8th, 2023 (156 days from today).

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Iris Day honors these beautiful and attractive late spring blooms. With or without a beard, Iris is very popular among homeowners and gardeners.

Let's sit back and smell the Irises, my friends, because at least in one sense, they're headed for that dusty, old, used rose!

The fresh, lavish look of their dew-iridescent flowers on a spring day, the verdant stems, fluttering, curiously looking out into the air, and the mesmerizing rainbow-pink hues make anyone swoon eye pain. The name comes from the Greek word for 'rainbow' and most mythology experts will tell you Iris is the messenger of the gods, the link between the sea and the sky, the roller coaster of the rainbow, if you want.

Doesn't that just inspire you to find a bunch of Iris for your girlfriend, mom, daughter and sister right now? So, because on Iris Day, all is forgiven if you bring a bunch of these to your special someone; So if you've been naughty, now's the time to be nice.

History of Iris Day

Iris is a genus belonging to about 300 species of plants in Iridaceae. The best known is the iris, also known as the iris, a species with fan-shaped flowers that grow on tall stems. Named after the Greek god of the rainbow, irises are found in paintings, used in perfumery, and popularized in flower arrangements. Irises are celebrated worldwide alongside Iris Day, but the day is an official celebration in Brussels, Belgium. There, where it is also known as the Iris Festival or Iris Festival, it honors the blooming time of the yellow iris, the symbol of the region and the emblem on its flag, celebrating victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, and the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of Brussels. A party is packed with street entertainment, food carts, and free concerts, and the festival can last for more than a day.

The creator or inventor of this date is still unknown. Iris is the state flower of Tennessee, it is also known as a symbol of Brussels, with that, the flower is used for the 25th wedding anniversary. Iris flowers come in different colors like blue, purple, white and yellow, pink and orange, brown and red, and even black, so this color is called rainbow. The name Iris is a combination of the Greek word "Rainbow", and here most religious believers say that Iris is the messenger of God, the link between the sea and the sky. It is one of the luckiest flowers when it blooms in the beds.

How to celebrate Iris Day

A good way to honor Iris Day is to plant or seed some of these flowers around your home. They bloom in late spring. It would also be a lovely gesture to give some irises to someone that reminds you of power or the beautiful Greek goddess of the rainbow.

Moreover, you can celebrate this day by growing an Iris plant indoors, in case if you don't have any in your yard, just get it from someone and grow it in your home. This is the perfect and wonderful day to grow this lucky Iris flower in your home. You can enjoy the day by going to a nearby florist and buying Iris flowers in your favorite color and putting them in your favorite vase. On Iris Day, you can wrap all your favorite wishes with Iris flowers and share them on social media using the hashtag #IrisDay.


Iris Day has been observed annually on May 8th.


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