We all know Easter as a joyous time and the spring flowers only enhance the wonder of this time of year.
There are many flowers we associate with Easter, maybe because of Christian traditions, or maybe simply because they are in bloom in springtime.
Join us in taking a closer look at the religious, and secular, symbolism behind some of the most popular Easter flowers.
Traditional accounts of the origin of the Easter lily:
- Eve’s Tears: Some believe the first lilies appeared when Eve shed tears of repentance when she was cast out of the Garden of Eden.
- The Sweat of Christ: Other accounts claim that lilies sprang up when Christ shed drops of sweat upon the earth during the crucifixion.
- Mary’s Tomb: When people visited Mary’s tomb after her death, all they found was a bed of lilies as Mary had been taken directly to heaven.