Easter fun doubles, as it not only commemorates the resurgence of Christ from death, but also welcomes spring season. Celebration of Easter is often centered on the spring season, as it is said that flowers bring in goodness in the life of a person. Most importantly, Easter symbolizes revival of life after death. According to the scriptures, the tomb of Jesus was empty, two days, after His crucifixion. Thus, Christians believe that they too can receive new life after death. A festival of joy and happiness, Easter celebrates 'new life', be it that of Christ or of the flowers and blossoms that come to life during spring, right after the dead and lifeless winter chills.
On Easter, the gardens are filled with colorful, vibrant flowers and buds. While the grass forms a green carpet over the earth's surface, colorful flowers form the intricate design over it. The flowers fill the entire atmosphere with the sweet aroma and fragrance, adding charm and charisma to the festivity. However, generally, the colors of Easter flowers are more pastel and passive than flowers that are used for other occasions. Lily, known for its purity and holiness, is one of the traditional flowers for Easter. It is, believed, by some that lilies sprouted in the places, where drops of blood fell from Jesus. Hence, the flower was classified as the traditional Easter flowers in the US.
Much of the decorations for Easter revolve around lily. Apart from the churches being decked with lilies, the flowers also find a prominent place in every household as well. While Americans believe lily to be the traditional flower for Easter, it is not the same with other countries. Like, for England, Finland and Russia, pussy willow qualifies as the traditional Easter flower. The flower, Narcissuses, is regarded as the traditional Easter flower in Southern France and Northern Italy. As for Germany, red tulip is considered as the traditional Easter flower, because it symbolizes the shedding of Jesus' blood. The flower also represents unconditional love.
The beautiful bright yellow daffodils also signify great importance on Easter. The flower is a symbol of Jesus' resurrection from the dead, that is, a new flower is born from a seemingly dead bulb. Other meanings linked with daffodil include "You're the only one" and "The sun is always shining when I'm with you". Azalea is another popular flower associated with Easter. The flower is extremely colorful and is available in red, pink or even crème colored blooms. The flower is a Chinese symbol of womanhood and symbolizes the thought, 'take care of yourself for me'. Just like lilies and daffodils, azaleas too are considered to be an ancient symbol of Christ's resurrection, good tidings and rejuvenation.
The celebration of Easter is incomplete without the presence of the traditional flower. Know more about traditional flowers for Easter.