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Iris Day

Date When Celebrated: Always on May 8

Iris Day celebrates these beautiful and attractive late spring bloomers. With or without a beard, Iris are very popular among homeowners and gardeners. With a little luck, you have Iris blooming in your flower beds today.

Celebrate Iris Day by enjoying these great, easy to grow bloomers. If you don't have any in your yard, get some and plant them today. You can also enjoy this day by going to a floral shop to buy some Iris to put into your favorite vase.

Today is also a great opportunity to learn more abut how to grow and care for Iris. It's really easy! Learn how to grow Iris

Did you Know? Iris flowers have spiritual  importance in Japan. It wards off evil spirits. On Iris Day in Japan, people put Iris leaves in their baths. It's believed to prevent illness. They also drink juice from the plant in their Sake to ensure longevity. Does it work? Try it and you be the judge!


Origin of Iris Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Iris Day appears to be of Japanese origin.


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