Moreholidays May Iris Day


Iris Day

Iiris Flowers Purple

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!

Iris Trivia

  • 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.
Bearded Iris Flower Blue

How to Celebrate and Participate in Iris Day

Ways to celebrate International Museum Day:

  • Buy fresh-cut Iris flowers.
  • Plant some in your garden for next year.
  • Learn How to Grow Iris.
  • Take pictures of these flowers in bloom.

Today's Quote

“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.



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