February is a very busy month for florists or floral designers due to lots of demand not only for Valentine’s Day gifts but also Chinese New Year decorations for some people who have oriental culture. And also St Patrick’s Day is coming in March.
People who are engaged or involved in flower arranging activities must have lots of opportunities of offering floral decorations as a business, hobby or volunteer. Our floral school is approached by prospective students who want to learn floral designs for above mentioned events. However learning floral arrangement requires some time and it is not possible to earn decent skills with a couple of days training.
In this sense if you want to learn floral decorations for the coming holiday or events, it is recommended to take lessons much earlier than event schedules whereby you can be well trained for earning practical skills of flower arrangements.
Although St Patrick’s Day is not a legal holiday in the United States, it is widely recognized and many people celebrate this event. Especially among people who are immigrated from Ireland, they pay special attention to celebrating and decorating this particular holiday throughout the United States.
On March 17, you can find may people wearing clothes of green color because green is used as a symbol for Ireland. This derives from the fact that one traditional symbol of St. Patrick’s Day is the Shamrock. Celebrations include parades and huge displays of the color green. The Chicago River is dyed green which is amazing and many people enjoy viewing this beautiful attraction.
Historically the color of St. Patrick was not green but blue. However green became used as a symbol for Ireland. Because of this, many of floral arrangements for St. Patrick’s Day are made using green (or could be blue) color. If you visit the site of floral shops, you must find lots of flower arrangements using green flowers and elements.
When Ireland was under English rule, Irish people were not allowed to wear the color green because this color represented Ireland. They ran a risk when wearing the color green because they could have been hanged only because of wearing this color or speaking Gaelic (traditional local language spoken by Irish people). Wearing green symbolizing Irish identity on St. Patrick’s Day has a meaning of making up for the past when they had very hard time.
By understanding the background of celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we can have a proper and profound appreciation of green color flower decorations.
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