International Women’s Day

Monday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day!

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Monday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day!

Never heard of it? Here in the US we are more accustomed to Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day as the big holidays where we celebrate with flowers. It’s too bad, though, because March 8th gives us a chance to celebrate all of the strong, inspirational women in our lives ~ Sisters, friends, aunts, colleagues, and others. I will be thinking of my abuela, who inspired me and still inspires me with a love for beautiful flowers — especially her beloved orchids.

The United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day in 1975. Two years later, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women's rights and world peace. Since my husband’s family is of Italian origin, I’m more familiar with the traditions from Italy and the Festa delle Donne. There, it is a common tradition to give the special women in your life a very particular yellow flower as a symbol of your love and respect.

All throughout Italy, March 8th is the day that vendors sell mimosa stems with cute little yellow puffs and a beautiful anise fragrance. They are something similar to pussywillows, as they also mark the unofficial time when spring is at our doorstep!

Here at The Centerpiece Flower Shop, we have mimosas! And yes, I do mean the flowers and not the brunch cocktail — Although hopefully the warm weather and a hopeful outlook will mean brunches and other outdoor social traditions are on their way back into our lives.

If you want to celebrate with mimosas, with yellow flowers generally, or you just want to give a special woman in your life a visual burst of color and hopefulness as a sign of your love and respect, please stop by virtually or to our storefront ~ We are here for you!

Happy International Women’s Day!


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West Roxbury, Massachusetts