With Easter dinner around the corner, don’t put off ordering your lily arrangement to the last minute. Our Mesa, AZ florists can create a centerpiece you can be proud of. Easter celebrations across the country are a great way to kick off Spring and bring friends and family together for a day of food, worship, and gratitude. Many of us know that the lily flower is directly associated with Easter, but probably are not sure why. According to the American Horticultural Society, the lily dates as far back as 1580 B.C. These majestic flowers have long held a role in ancient mythology. It is also known to be the May birth flower and the 30th wedding anniversary flower.
While white lilies symbolize chastity and virtue they were also the symbol of the virgin Mary’s purity. As other varieties became popular they gained their own meanings and symbolism. Peruvian lilies represent friendship and devotion while the stargazer lily represents wealth and prosperity. Symbolizing humility and devotion, lilies of the valley are the second wedding anniversary flower. In all the symbolism of the lily it is easy to see why it is the official flower to represent Easter. As the flower are mostly associated with funerals, lilies symbolize that the soul of the departed has received restored innocence after death much like the death and resurrection of Jesus. Lilies are a beautiful way to make your holiday special in every possible way. Honor the tradition with this historical flower and make everybody’s Easter one to remember.