- May 8 -

Iris Day

Iris Day celebrates the state flower of Tennessee, symbol of Brussels, and flower for 25th wedding anniversary. Irises come in rainbow of colors such as blue, purple, white andyellow, pink and orange, brown and red, and even black.  The name comes from the Greek word for ‘rainbow’...

Iris Day

Iris Day celebrates the state flower of Tennessee, symbol of Brussels, and flower for 25th wedding anniversary. Irises come in rainbow of colors such as blue, purple, white andyellow, pink and orange, brown and red, and even black.
The name comes from the Greek word for ‘rainbow’ and most mythology adepts will tell you Iris was the messenger of the gods, the link between sea and sky, the rainbow glider, if you will.
Iris are very popular among homeowners and gardeners. With a little luck, you have Iris blooming in your flower beds today.

Celebrate Iris Day by enjoying these great, easy to grow bloomers. If you don't have any in your yard, get some and plant them today. You can also enjoy this day by going to a floral shop to buy some Iris to put into your favorite vase.

Source:
http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/May/irisday.htm
http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/iris-day/
http://www.giftypedia.com/Iris_Day

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More holidays on this day:

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
Victory in Europe Day
World Thalassemia Day
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

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