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Key Mothers Day Dates for 2022


There are key dates in the calendar to prepare for as a florist. In the UK, this allows you time to prepare your own offerings for your customers, your workshop & stock, and your staff.

You will also need to consider days globally as this can have a huge impact on the pricing of flowers at the flower markets.

International Women's Day (8th March)

Starting with IWD on 8th March , it is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

Over the years, women and men alike have continued to give the gift of flowers to show their appreciation for the strong women in their lives. And although the mimosa flower has a special significance, it's not the only flower given.
Celebrated by: United Nations - Sanctioned Global Holiday, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Laos, Moldavia, Montengero, Russia and Serbia
2022 Hashtag: #BREAKTHEBIAS
Significant Flowers: Mimosa Flowers symbolise strength, sensibility and sensitivity.


Mothering Sunday (27th March)

Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday as it was originally known, falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, three weeks before Easter.

Mothering Sunday became established as a holiday for servants who were given leave from their employers to visit their mothers. They would gather fresh flowers on their journey home and give them as a gift. It is because of this that flowers are the most popular Mothering Sunday gift.

Celebrated by: United Kingdom and Nigeria, UK, Isle of Man, Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey

Significant Flowers: There are many flowers that are associated with Mother's Day, it's more about showing appreciate and gratitude. Flowers include carnations, lisianthus, roses, Gerbera, day lilies and more.


Labour Day (1st May)

Celebrated by: Lithuania, Portugal, Hungary, Romania and Spain 

Significant Flowers: Spain - Carnations, Bluebells and Roses // Romania - Dog Roses // Portugal - Lavender // Lithuania - Daisies


International Mothers Day (8th May)

Similar to UK, Mother's Day is celebrated in other countries around the world. If you are in the UK, it is very important to factor this date into your planning especially with the wedding season to avoid shocks when purchasing!

Celebrated by: Europe and USA // China, Australia, Colombian, Fiji, Philippines, Japan, Greece, Brazil, Malta, Canada, Iceland, Switzerland, Italy, India and Ecuador 

Significant Flowers: White Carnations, Lisianthus


Pentecost (29th May)

Celebrated by: Algeria, Dominican Republic, France, Morocco, Sweden and Madagascar

Significant Flowers: France - Lily of the Valley and Iris // Morocco - Roses, Jasmine // Dominican Republic - Hibiscus

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