Giving a person a flower can be perceived in different ways by different people of different countries. In addition to that, with the countless meanings behind each and every one of these florals, many cultures in different countries seem to have particular perceived notions with regards to these. Here are some of them to help you understand this art of bouquet gifting in different countries and regions.
Asia is obviously a vast region consisting of many countries. Nevertheless, each and every country has their own preconceived notions with regards to this art of giving. When it comes to China, gifting a flower bouquet HK to a teacher is one of the most popular gifts and a tradition followed. And out of all the florals in the world, peonies seem to be their most favorite kind. While certain western countries might have nothing against gifting a potted plant, these Asians consider it as a bad sign that shows a restricted relationship in a negative way. So if you are in China thinking of gifting a Chinese friend a potted cactus or poppy plant, you might have to think twice about that choice! In Russia though when it comes to gifting florals on a birthday it is done either in a bunch or one single one being gifted. And on women’s day roses and spring flowers are generally given out.
During ancient Roman times, brides carried such fresh flower bouquet tulips or any other with the intention of warding off evil spirits and ensuring fertility. And amongst the Dutch it is believed that food may feed the body however flowers feed the soul! In England white lilies are avoided from being gifted because they are said to signify death, while gifting a bouquet of florals is a common tradition followed, especially when visiting a home as a guest. As a whole in Europe florals are gifted in an odd number, however gifting 13 flowers have been avoided at all costs as the number is perceived to be unlucky!
In the States, florals are gifted during Christmas and birthday celebrations, a lot. Most women in the States love a good bunch of roses of pink, white, yellow and even peach shades. They also prefer receiving fresh flowers with mixed shades!
In South Africa florals are mostly gifted during Christmas. However, when it comes to Egypt gifting florals are limited to only weddings and funerals.
Many countries look at this tradition in different ways, so if you are in either one of these countries and thinking of gifting a flower to someone, do think of how it would be looked at!