Flower Of the Month - September
The September Birth Flower is the Aster
The History and traditions surrounding the September Birth Flower, the Aster is fascinating. There are many myths and legends about the origins of this tradition. It is believed that birthday celebrations originated in the Roman Empire and the origins of birth month flowers, such as the Aster, could be said to date back to these times. During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included gemstone jewellery, such as the Sapphire, and also flowers – the first traditions and origins of the September Birth Flower.
The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The “Language of Flowers” therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower such as the Aster. A lover could then send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.
The meaning of the September Birth Flower, the Aster is Love, Faith, Wisdom and symbolizes Valor. The hidden message of the Birth Flower, the aster, so favored during the Victorian era was “Take care of yourself for me”.The colors of the September Birth Flower, the Aster, include the following Pink,Red,White,Lilac,Mauve.
All over the World people give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers, such as the Aster, are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and included in wedding flowers or a wedding bouquet. Many people also like to give September Birth Flower, including the Aster, to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year and especially during holiday periods. Knowing the flowers which are associated with the September Birth Flower and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers.
The special events where it would be appropriate to give the September Birth Flower, the Aster are as follows:
Month of September, the Aster or Morning Glory, to commemorate Patriot Day on 9/11 and celebrate Teacher’s Day on September 4 and Grandparent’s Day on the first Sunday after Labor Day on Sept 1
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