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Month: April 2012

Mother’s Day in Dominican Republic is May 27

Mother’s Day in Dominican Republic is May 27

The last Mother’s Day in May is Mother’s Day in the Dominican Republic, which takes place on May 27. Dominican Republic is one of daFlores’ countries, so when you want to send Mother’s Day flowers to the Dominican Republic, we’ve got you covered. So why does Dominican Republic use 27 May as Mother’s Day? There seems to be no real reason, other than by the choice of the country. Dominican Republic is one of maybe eight countries that celebrates Mother’s…

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Mother’s Day in Bolivia: Why Mother’s Day in Bolivia is different

Mother’s Day in Bolivia: Why Mother’s Day in Bolivia is different

Now that we’ve looked at the May 13 and May 15 Mother’s Days, it’s time to skip a couple of weeks and look at Mother’s Day in Bolivia. Unusually for South America, Bolivia celebrates Mother’s Day on May 27. Why is Mother’s Day in Bolivia on that particular date, which doesn’t alter from year to year? May 27 marks the anniversary of the 1827 Battle of Coronilla which took place during the Bolivian War of Independence. President Hernando Siles Reyes…

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Mother’s Day in Paraguay and Dia de la Patria share a date

Mother’s Day in Paraguay and Dia de la Patria share a date

Before we get too far into Mother’s Day writing, we’d like to note that Paraguay is special. Paraguay celebrates its Mother’s Day on May 15, come what will. Unlike other countries that tie their celebrations to a particular day, they tie theirs to Dia de la Patria, their national day or independence day. This last was supposedly to honor Juana María de Lara, who gave great service to her country as it rose up and broke free from Spain. Dia…

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What Countries Celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13?

What Countries Celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13?

Mother’s Day in more than 70 countries is the second Sunday in May, which falls on May 13 in 2012. While daFlores does not yet have coverage of all these countries, we do supply Mother’s Day flowers to about a quarter of them. Below is a list of all the May 23 Mother’s Day countries that we can help you with: Australia; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Ecuador; Honduras; Italy; Peru; Puerto Rico; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Ukraine; United States;…

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5 Reasons to Send Flowers in April, and a Bonus

5 Reasons to Send Flowers in April, and a Bonus

With two weeks of April still left, you still have plenty of opportunities to send flowers in April. Here are 5 really good reasons to send flowers this April, plus a bonus. Remember, we can even do same-day delivery in most cases if you order by 1 p.m. local time in the country where flowers are sent. April birthdays: If someone you love has a birthday in the next couple of weeks, the gesture of flowers makes a more lasting…

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Get Spring Flower Inspiration From Garden Tours

Get Spring Flower Inspiration From Garden Tours

Garden tours are starting to crop up (if you’ll pardon our pun) all over the place now. For a fee that generally goes to charity, you can poke around in people’s private and glorious gardens, meeting the owners if you’re lucky and, at the very least, coming out with a bunch of new ideas. Garden tours in spring are as traditional as historic house tours at Christmas. They just go with the season. We’ve been looking around and seeing themed…

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Send Tax Day Flowers to Your Tax Professional

Send Tax Day Flowers to Your Tax Professional

We hope that by now your taxes are in and sorted out, and that burden’s over for another year. For tax professionals, they’ll be working their fingers to the bones right up to and including April 17, and quite probably beyond. Of course, they have plenty to do year-round, too… Between filing and e-filing and extensions, your tax professional is eyeball-deep in schedules and line items just now. Even if you handle your taxes in another country, why not arrange…

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Mother’s Day is Coming Soon, Order Mother’s Day Flowers Early

Mother’s Day is Coming Soon, Order Mother’s Day Flowers Early

Mother’s Day is just under a month away now, and that’s nowhere near too early to order. This is one of the busiest holidays in the daFlores calendar, second only to the holidays and Valentine’s Day. The sooner you get in your order. the better we can all plan and you’ll rest easy in the knowledge that your flowers are in good hands. If you visit our website, you’ll notice that in each of our country pages, there’s a little…

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Post-Easter Flowers Brighten Your Springtime

Post-Easter Flowers Brighten Your Springtime

As we write this blog post, Easter is almost at a close. Children have chased chocolate or plastic eggs, laughed, maybe over-indulged a little; adults have gone to church or cooked ham and other traditional Easter foods for their family. Some of you, we know, have beautiful daFlores floral centerpieces or have sent Easter flowers in gratitude to family and friends. Now that this special holiday is over, you can start looking ahead to summer and more happy times ahead….

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10,000 Easter Eggs on a Tree

10,000 Easter Eggs on a Tree

What would ten thousand Easter eggs on a tree look like? You’d have to go to Germany to find out. Newspapers today have been merrily reporting on Volker Kraft’s garden, because he joyously hunt exactly that number of colored eggs on his tree. The egg collection has grown from 18 in 1965 to the current amount, and he says that’s where it will stop. There isn’t room on the tree for any more, and he’s getting up there in years….

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