Poinsettia Day - December 12
Mon, Dec 12, 2022

Poinsettia Day

Poinsettia Day is celebrated by everyone who cannot imagine themselves without a Christmas flower! It grows in winter and surprises with bright festive shades, which is why it has become a symbol of Christmas! The tradition of celebrating the holiday originated in the United States, but now it is gaining popularity in Europe.


Joel Roberts Poinsett played a key role in the emergence of the flower in America, and the population is very grateful to him! Poinsettia Day was created in his honor, December 12 – the day the man died. Roberts was US Secretary of War and Ambassador to Mexico. Few at the time knew that his hobby was botany. So, in 1828, he discovered an unusual shrub near Mexico City and decided to take cuttings of it to South Carolina.

The holiday is also dedicated to a German gardener named Paul Ecke. He emigrated to America and started growing the flower in his garden. With the onset of celebrations, he began to sell bright bouquets: the price was high, so not everyone could buy such beauty. The man’s son offered to sell the goods in Hollywood – and he was not mistaken! Poinsettia has gained dizzying popularity.

Interesting facts

Amazing Moments:

  • Ecke created a company supplying 80% of the flowers to the world market;
  • initially, cultivation technologies were kept in the strictest confidence;
  • the presence of a flower on the table promises joy, love and happiness;
  • plants are not only red, but also pink, yellow, white and even green;
  • the flower is not poisonous, but you should not leave it near animals – plants can cause vomiting, diarrhea and indigestion;
  • to enjoy the beauty of the plant in a vase for a long time, prepare a mixture: a quarter teaspoon of ordinary bleach, one full of sugar and 2 cups of water. This will help slow down the rotting process and give strength to the stems.

How to celebrate

On Poinsettia Day, visit the botanical gardens and enjoy the beauty of the plants! Invite friends to share the hike together. Look at the photos of designers and ordinary people who decorated the house in the style of a flower and repeat!

When is Poinsettia Day celebrated in 2022?

Poinsettia Day is observed on December 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday December 12 2022
Tuesday December 12 2023
Thursday December 12 2024
Friday December 12 2025
Saturday December 12 2026