About Lilac Sunday
When is Lilac Sunday? This holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday in May
You’re just going to love Lilac Sunday. It is perhaps the most fragrant of all flowers. It makes a popular and sought-after perfume. Many say its’ beauty is second only to the rose, and more than a few people see it as better than roses. So, it is only fitting that people around the world honor this beautiful flower on Lilac Sunday. Lilac bushes are native to cool mountainous hillside areas, from southern Europe to Asia. Lilacs were introduced into the United States in the 1750s. Their popularity quickly soared.
Celebrate Lilac Sunday with hugely popular springtime festivals and special events. Annual Lilac flower festivals have been held for over a hundred years. The oldest and biggest festival of them all is held at Highland Park in Rochester, NY. This festival has been held every year since 1905. The 10-day festival is a showcase for the world’s largest collection of lilac bushes, attracting over 500,000 visitors annually. The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University in Boston, Ma. is also world known for its annual Lilac festival, held every year since 1908.
Celebrate Lilac Sunday by attending a Lilac festival near you. Or, just stroll in a park among the blooming lilac bushes.
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How to Celebrate and Participate in Lilac Sunday
Ways to celebrate Lilac Sunday:
- Attend a Lilac Flower Festival.
- Plant a bush in your yard.
- Learn how to grow lilacs.
- Take the time to see these beautiful flowers and take in their fragrant aroma.
- If you have lilac bushes, cut some and bring them indoors for a fresh flower arrangement.
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is in God’s handwriting.” – – Ralph Waldo Emerson
History and Origin of Lilac Sunday
The first Lilac Sunday was held in Rochester, NY 1898. Over 3,000 people came to Highland Park on a Sunday to see the beautiful lilacs and take in their fragrant blooms.
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