When is Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 8
Iris Day, a May 8 holiday, celebrates these beautiful, showy, and attractive late spring bloomers. With or without a beard, these flowers are very popular among homeowners and gardeners. They come in just about every color in the rainbow except red. With a little luck, you have them 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.
Today is also a great opportunity to learn more about how to grow and care for Iris. It’s really easy! Learn how to grow Iris
Did you Know? Iris flowers have spiritual importance in Japan. It wards off evil spirits. On Iris Day in Japan, people put Iris leaves in their baths. It’s believed to prevent illness. They also drink juice from the plant in their Sake to ensure longevity. Does it work? Try it and you be the judge!
- There are 250 – 300 varieties.
- Depending upon the variety, the plants grow from bulbs or rhizomes.
- They can be grown from seed, primarily by horticulturalists.
- They are named after Iris, the Ancient Greek goddess of rainbows.
How to Celebrate and Participate in Iris Day
“After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given to the world.” – – Christian Dior
History and Origin of Iris Day
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. Our research findings suggest Iris Day is of Japanese origin.
More May 8 Holidays
More About Today
Holiday Insights, where every day in May is a holiday, a bizarre or wacky day, an observance, or a special event. Join us in the daily calendar fun each and every day of the year.
Did You Know? There are literally thousands of daily holidays, special events, and observances, more than one for every day of the year. and many of these holidays are new. People and organizations are creating new holidays regularly. May holidays are no exception. Consequently, at Holiday Insights, we take great efforts to thoroughly research and document the details of each one, as completely and accurately as possible.