How to Celebrate International Women’s Day with Flowers

How to Celebrate International Women’s Day with Flowers

International Women’s Day, March 8, celebrates women’s social, economic, and cultural achievements. Did you know the day has been observed since the early 1900s? More than a century later, celebrations and traditions have been established for International Women’s Day around the world—and flowers have come to play a significant role.

The International Women’s Day Tradition of Flowers

Giving flowers has been an International Women’s Day tradition since the beginning. Flowers, like women, are often associated with nature and nurturing qualities. Sending or gifting flowers on March 8 expresses appreciation for specific women.

Meaningful International Women’s Day Flowers

Mimosa flowers have long been associated with International Women’s Day. The tradition originated in Italy, where mimosas are abundant in the early spring. The flowers can grow on difficult terrain despite their apparent fragility, representing women’s strength and resilience. The tradition of gifting mimosa flowers has spread globally and has been joined with other flowers that have special significance.

Purple, green, and white flowers are also associated with International Women’s Day. Purple signifies justice, white symbolizes dignity, and green symbolizes hope.

Ways to Celebrate the Women in Your Life with Flowers

Here are a few of our favorite ways to celebrate International Women’s Day with flowers this March 8.

Flowers Displays in Businesses

Display a flowering plant or a flower arrangement featuring greens and pastel hues of purple in your business on March 8.

Gift Baskets to Friends & Neighbors

Gift flowers in small sprays to friends and neighbors for a fun and whimsical celebration. A basket with a mix of flowering and green plants delivered to the home or office also makes a statement.

Flowers to Clients & Employees

Giving flowers to clients and employees is a sophisticated way to recognize workplace contributions. Choose corporate colors or a mix of energizing reds, oranges, and fuchsias.

Bright Flowers for Teachers

Say “Thank you for all you do” to teachers and care professionals with bright flowers in oranges, pinks, and lime greens. These colors reflect energy and excitement.


Beautiful Bouquets for Wives & Moms

When sending flowers to a mother or wife, consider a bouquet made entirely of their favorite flower or a mix of blooms in a single favorite color.

Other Ways to Celebrate

Celebrating International Women’s Day is personal and cultural. Some people may choose to celebrate the day by shopping at women-owned businesses or donating or volunteering with organizations that help women.

Regardless of how you decide to celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s all about taking the time to reflect on the incredible women who have shaped your life.