The Daffodil flower symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings. It is often associated with the coming of spring. The Daffodil flower is a symbol of the spring perfection. Daffodil is an appropriate name for girls born in early spring, since that is when Daffodils thrive. This beautiful flower also means affection returned, sympathy, desire, respect, regard and love me.
The ancient Greeks believed the Daffodil flower (Narcissus flower) originated from the egotistical Greek god, Narcissus. He fell in love with his own image in a pool of water. He was so enamored that he fell into the water and drowned. The Greeks say that he was transformed into the Daffodil flower (Narcissus flower). This led to the Daffodil’s being a symbol of unrequited love.
The Daffodil flower is the March birth flower and the 10th wedding anniversary flower. As the birth flower it represents domestic happiness and friendship. As the wedding anniversary flower, the Daffodil flower symbolizes simple pleasure and renewal.
A gift of Daffodil flowers is believed to ensure happiness. As a single bloom, a Daffodil flower can predict misfortune.
The Daffodil flower is the national flower of Wales. In this country it’s said if you spot the first Daffodil flower of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth. The Daffodil flower is worn on St. David’s Day.
The Daffodil flower is a common decoration flower during Chinese New Year. Chinese feng shui believes that if a Daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home. In China, the Daffodil flower symbolizes a loving couple (happy marriage).
In some countries the yellow Daffodil flowers are associated with Easter. In the Christian faith, the Daffodil flowers have been viewed as symbols of Christ’s resurrection and the promise of eternal life.
The Daffodil flower is also the emblem for the American Cancer society. It stands for hope to fight back against cancer, help people stay well, get well and find cures.
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