National Orchid Day

National Orchid Day is observed next on Wednesday, April 16th, 2025 (276 days from today).

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National Orchid Day is celebrated annually on April 16th since 2015.

Orchids are very beautiful and very special. After volunteering at an orchid sanctuary in Mexico, Mike and Faith Young fell in love with them. On April 16th, 2014, their precious daughter, named Orchid had passed away in labor, which inspired by her stunning beauty and unique expressions of orchids. After examining whether there is a current National Orchid Day, it is found that there is not. So how does someone create a national day? You must get the date approved by the national registrar and pay for services to that date officially.

Why is National Orchid Day celebrated?

A story about National Orchid Day was that Mike and Faith Young were passionate about orchids at the same time when inviting one person's company at an orchid sanctuary in San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico.

After the absence of their teenage daughter on April 16, 2014, Mike and Faith wanted to lean back on that day and recognize her tribute to their beloved flower.

In less than an hour of starting the Kickstarter campaign, they raised the $1,500 needed to register Orchids Day as a holiday.

This day has received international recognition from orchid growers, hobbyists and conservatories.

Youngs even named his own contemporary family of orchids Radiant Faith in memory.

Mike said that creating it helped us change the way people respond by documenting our loss. They are often surprised that it has so much potential and at times have dazzled by our commitment to our daughter.

Today, the couple has a baby girl and children, Alice (imagine right) and Max. So, in any definite way to look at it, National Orchid Day is a day to reflect, now no longer forget, and to praise the person you hold dear.

History of National Orchid Day

Orchids are very beautiful and very special. At an orchid sanctuary in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, in 2010, Mike and Faith Young volunteered and created National Orchid Day. This experience changed their lives forever. Therefore, the Youngs decided if they had a daughter, they would choose Orchid as her name. On April 16th, 2014, it was unfortunate that they lost their precious daughter during labor. They named her Orchid Faith. Since then, they have aggressively tried to find ways to preserve her life.

Create national day

After founding that there were not any official evidences about National Orchid Day, the Youngs family began choosing a day to celebrate in honor of their daughter, Orchid Faith. On the one year anniversary of the loss of their precious little daughter, they created a Kickstarter campaign. On National Orchid Day, they hit their goal and the campaign brought in over $1,500. Because of the participants including their friends, family and supporters, April 16th every year will be National Orchid Day in honor of their daughter forever.

For the rest of Mike and Faith, they said that they would pay attention on raising the awareness about orchids. National Orchid Day was a great chance to enjoy the beautiful life they have lost, people around the world will appreciate the orchids much more on this holiday. It is believed that all orchids represent their little girl with hope that this special day will inspire all people to think of their daughter, Orchid Faith; who is living in you and all of us.

Radiant faith orchid

On Mother's Day 2015, there was a species of Cattleya orchid 'Radiant Faith' designated and named by Mike through Chadwick and Son Orchids, Inc. The Royal Horticultural Society's International Orchid Registry in the UK officially recognizes and recognizes the Radiant Faith orchid. Radiant Orchid was the inspiration for Youngs. Learn more about the Radiant Faith orchid by visiting the International Orchid Registry.

Some truths of National Orchid Day

Let us learn some wonderfully interesting facts about Orchids:

  • Some orchids bloom for hours, others for a long time. Depending on the species, some orchids will actually sprout within a few hours.
  • Orchids are one of the most blooming flower installations
  • Orchids are the largest blooming flowers. With over 25,000 species, some orchid species in the entire world are more than warm-blooded animals and birds!
  • The size of the smallest orchid is similar to a coin.
  • Orchid flowers evenly. Each flower can be divided almost fifty-fifty, with the same parts.
  • Vanilla beans come from different types of orchids.
  • Orchids need about 5-7 years bloom the fastest.
  • Grow topsy turvy orchids. The flowers are great for composition where the flowers end up growing green.
  • The smallest seed on the planet is orchid. A single seed coat can have up to 3 million seeds inside. Seeds are few so they want to be seen under a magnifying lens.
  • Orchids can satisfy 100 years.
  • Orchids appear on all lands except Antarctica.
  • Many species of orchids germinate rapidly over the years; however, some flowers bloom a few times.
  • The world's smallest orchid is a wonderful suggestion of more than 2mm with straight petals that can be the thickest and most molecularly thick.

How to celebrate National Orchid Day

Remarking this excursion is easy. Every man or woman must embrace orchids into their entity in some way. For example, a man or woman might deliver a few domestic orchids from their network florist; they will plant one of the many orchid species available or make themselves a satisfying cup of orchid tea.

You can also celebrate National Orchid Day by sharing your orchid’s pictures using the hashtag #NationalOrchidDay on their social media in order to spread to all people in the world.

We wanted to look at some revolutionary techniques to compliment orchids differently on National Orchid Day.

  • You can host an orchid-themed garden party for your friends, individual family and companions and provide each resort guest with a smaller-than-usual orchid to provide domestic.
  • Improve your own home decor style difficulty for spring with using resources to fuse some gorgeous orchids with vibrant highlights
  • Shock a completely unique man or woman or maybe your loved one with an orchid.
  • In addition, there are also some orchid teas produced using delicious, wild species of orchid.
  • Perhaps the most important component may be sharing snapshots of your number one orchid via online media with the hashtag #NationalOrchidDay.


National Orchid Day has been observed annually on April 16th.


Sunday, April 16th, 2023

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Faith Young on April 16th, 2015

Mike Young on April 16th, 2015

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