Every year, Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in America from September 15 to October 15 to celebrate the histories, contributions, and cultures of citizens whose ancestors came from the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, and Central and South America.
Focusing on dynamic stories of U.S. Latinos who have shaped our national experience and identity, this month-long celebration allows us to pay tribute to and celebrate the many generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation.
The observation of Historic Heritage began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson as a week-long celebration. In 1988, it was expanded by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Also, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively, and Columbus Day, or Día de la Raza, is celebrated on October 12, which falls within this 30 day period.
Norton’s Florist joins in the festivities by offering stunning bouquets that feature flowers originally from, or popular in, Latin American countries.
Popular Flowers for Hispanic Heritage Festivities
Rose – The most beautiful flower in the world also happens to be the national flower of Ecuador, which grows a great number of these gorgeous blooms. The numerous colors roses come in along with their associated meanings make them a very versatile flower that can be used for nearly every occasion.
Sunflowers – The bright yellow of the sunflower is a color that’s traditionally used in Hispanic art, clothing, and textiles. The Mexican sunflower has blooms that resemble daisies and grow in shades of vibrant yellows and reds.
Our Lucent Blooms bouquet features both sunflowers and roses. Lucent – glowing with or giving off light. That’s exactly what this mix does, by featuring hot pink roses, sunflowers, hydrangea, and alstroemeria, accented with dusty miller and sassy blue thistle.
Marigolds – The lush and colorful marigold is a staple of Mexico’s Day of Dead celebrations. Symbolizing grief and despair, this bloom is often used in religious ceremonies and occasions of grief in Latin America. Marigolds come in warm colors such as yellow, orange, and red and are frequently left on the graves of loved ones.
Laelia Orchid – The Mexican orchid has stunning blossoms in shades of pink and is frequently placed as a table centerpiece in the home. This beautiful bloom symbolizes love, beauty, and luxury.
Dahlia – A spectacular and large bloom, the Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico. Typically two-tones in a variety of lovely colors, dahlias are known to represent elegance, dignity, and those who stay true to their values.
Yellow and Orange Marigolds
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us this year by giving someone with Hispanic heritage a gorgeous plant or floral arrangement with flowers from their country of origin. Talk to the floral experts at Norton’s Florist about the wide selection of choices in our collection and let us help you choose something perfect today.