The holidays are coming! It's a time of celebration and jubilation. Many cultures have different ways of celebrating the end of the cold months and the coming of spring.
For many of us, the one Holiday we celebrated with our families has always just been. As our world comes closer, we share more and more of our cultures daily. It's important to know about the best gifts to give and receive, no matter where you come from!
The Jewish Tradition of Hanukkah
Hanukkah is one of the most important holidays to the Jewish faith and people. Its origin is ancient, coming from a tradition from the 2nd century BCE. It is celebrated for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar.
It commemorates the reclamation of Jerusalem from the Seleucid Empire. According to the stories, the temple of Jerusalem was cleansed of vile spirits by a miracle. Though the menorah, the temple's oil lantern, had but a single day's worth of oil, it burnt for a miraculous eight days.
A popular winter bouquet of dried flowers to celebrate this holiday has got to be the Bleached Haze Bouquet. Its bright white light is similar to the menorah, lighting the way to salvation.
The Christian Tradition of Christmas
This Holiday is one that many people in the world are most familiar with, even if they do not observe it. It is hard to avoid Christmas in the modern-day.
Originating from the new testament, this Holiday observes the birth of Christ. There are many different sects of Christianity. All observe Christmas slightly differently. Many Catholic nations, such as Poland, see the 24th as more important than the 25th. This is often in the form of a feast called "Wigilia", where a whopping 12 courses are prepared.
For other sects, the earlier days of December are important. Including the 6th of December for St Nicolas' name day, or the 21st as the day of the Winter Solstice.
Our reddest and most Christmassy dried flowers are the bouquet. Let this traditional set of Christmas Flowers colours be the centre of your Holiday!
The African-American Tradition of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is important for many thousands of African-Americans living in the US. It is held from the 26th of December to January 1st and is based on the classic harvest festivals of west Africa.
It originated in 1966 as part of the civil rights movement. Since then, it has become a mainstream stay of black culture in America. It was intended as an alternative to the traditionally white-centred Christmas holidays. Today, it is still a reclamation of important African values for many black citizens in the USA.
The main colours of the Holiday are the traditional African-American Green, red and black. As such, we recommend Urban Jungle Bouquet holiday floral bouquets for this celebration.
The Human Tradition of Loving the World
As another year passes, we are more worried for the planet and its future. That's why we're dedicated to a 100% sustainable business model.
Our bouquets all come with a 1-year guarantee on our flowers.
Celebrate The Christmas holidays with the world at the heart of your souls this Winter.