Daisies are considered at the same time the most simple, but also beautiful flowers. They have healing properties, symbolize beauty and innocence. In their honor, even a special holiday was created – National Daisy Day. It is celebrated annually on January 28th.
The first to discover daisies were the ancient Egyptians. Flowers attracted them not only because of their beautiful appearance, but also as an ingredient for the preparation of medicines. In the future, Europeans called chamomile a symbol of purity and innocence, new birth, kindness and cheerfulness.
Some gardeners tend to think of the daisy as a common weed, but when used properly, it brings a lot of benefits. Certain varieties can even be eaten, added to salads, or garnished in sweet pastries. Experienced doctors advise brewing chamomile tea. It calms the nervous system and helps to cope with a number of diseases. Based on the flower, ointments are created that fight arthritis, sprains and heal scratches.
- Botanists concluded that chamomile is a two-part plant. The yellow core also consists of small flowers that are only visible through a microscope.
- The modern English name “daisy” comes from the older “daes eage”. Translated into Russian, it means “day eye”. The phrase was not chosen by chance. It is associated with the main feature of the plant. With the onset of darkness, the petals close, and open with the first rays of the sun.
- Daisies easily survive in difficult conditions. They can bloom all summer without human help.
How to celebrate
There are countless ways to spice up a boring day and celebrate National Daisy Day.
- Weave a wreath. There is nothing difficult in making your own flower decoration. You just need to follow the step by step instructions.
- Create a colorful bouquet. Usually daisies have white petals, but with a brush and paint, you can diversify boring colors a little.
- Give your loved one chamomile. Collecting plants is always interesting, and time flies by.
When is National Daisy Day celebrated in 2024?
National Daisy Day is observed on January 28 each year.