Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Carnation- Most Celebrated Flower

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog

A Bouquet of Carnation in acrylic, AVR 2015

Perhaps no flower can match you, oh carnation; 
 your colors each a message to convey:
fortune, prayer, celebration, a wish come true;
in garland and lei, shower and bouquet;
  never a wreath, for you are not symbol of death; 
re-incarnation that we your faithful pray.  

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus has a long history as a cultivated flower dating back more than 2,000 years, it is rich with symbolism, mythology and even debate. The name comes from the word corone (flower garlands) or coronation since the Greeks used it as ceremonial crowns. Its Latin derivative however is carnis (flesh) referring to the flower's original pinkish-hued color or incarnacyon (incarnation), referring to the incarnation of God-made flesh. Wikipedia

Today, carnations can be found in a wide range of colors, and while in general they express love, fascination and distinction, virtually every color carries a unique and rich association. 

  • White carnations suggest pure love and good luck, 
  • Light red symbolizes admiration, 
  • Dark red represents deep love and affection, 
  • Purple carnations imply capriciousness,
  • Pink carnations carry the greatest significance, beginning with the belief that they first appeared on earth from the Virgin Mary’s tears – making them the symbol of a mother's undying love.
Carnation is worn on
  •  Mother's Day, 
  • Teacher's Day, 
  • St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 2015), 
  • Wedding ceremonies,
Carnation is 1st wedding anniversary flower.
January birth month flower

No comments: