Today is Halloween, but this isn’t the only celebration going on around this time of year; Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is coming up too. In among all the fun and games of trick-or-treating, it’s easy to forget that the end of October and start of November have a deeper meaning to many. The dark nights and cold weather have us thinking of times gone by, which may well be one of the reasons Day of…
Mother-in-Law Day is October 28 in 2012, which means you still have time to order flowers for delivery in time for Sunday. Get your order in today or early tomorrow and we can still deliver flowers on Saturday, in plenty of time for Mother-in-Law Day. If you’re not familiar with the process, we’ll guide you through in just a moment.
If you live in India and are self-employed, the festival of Ayudha Puja is your festival. Giving offerings of fresh flowers to the gods is a way of ensuring prosperity and success on this important occasion, and jasmine, chrysanthemums and roses are among flowers that sell out daily at the markets.
Halloween is just 10 days away and marks the first of the classic fall holidays. It’s now time to order your fall flowers in time for All Hallow’s Eve. Darker days and the imminent end of daylight savings mark the changing of the seasons. Why not brighten up your day with some cheerful fall flowers for Halloween? We’ve put on our thinking caps and come up with three simple ideas to incorporate flowers this October 31.
What are you doing for Sweetest Day in 2012? Sweetest Day 2012 takes place on October 20, which is tomorrow. We wrote about the background of Sweetest Day earlier this week, but to celebrate we’ve looked around for different celebrations around the country and share them now for your enjoyment.
The third Saturday in October marks a regional holiday in the Great Lakes and northeastern United States: Sweetest Day. This holiday was started by the confectionary industry to provide “an opportunity to remember the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed.”
Delaware’s state flower is the peach blossom. You’d expect to see peaches more in conjunction with Georgia, but Delaware has a long-standing association with peaches as well. The state dessert is peach pie, so that probably gives you the idea that the peach is held in esteem in this little state.
When you talk about employment, the classic stereotype is of an overbearing or Dilbert-style incompetent boss, creating trouble and strife for the employees. It’s the stuff of stand-up comedy and cartoons, for sure, but reality isn’t really that way, is it? We know better.
October is National Domestic Violence Month, a time that’s being used to heighten awareness of the social problem of domestic violence and its effects on the victims. One community in Indiana started off its observance with a solemn ritual that included throwing flowers down into a river. Around 30 members of local community groups took handful of flowers and tossed them into St. Mary’s River.