Valentines Day - 14 Feb
A celebration of love and lovers.
A single perfect rose framed with baby's breath is named by some florists as a 'signature rose'.
The red rose is the flower is love.
International Women's Day - 8 March
Celebrated internationally, this day is marked to help highlight women's needs and strive towards equality around the world.
Easter - 25 - 28 March 2016
The most important Christian holy period that commemorates and celebrates the death and resurrection of Christ. Easter flowers bring and meaning to the Easter holiday. Many colourful varieties are used worldwide for gift giving, decorations and church services in celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ in Christianity and in celebration of rebirth.
Easter lilies are associated with this religious celebration.
Pesach / Jewish Passover - 22 - 30 April 2016
Flowers are a good gift for the host of a Seder meal during Passover. This is because flowers can serve as decoration for the holiday, and it is also because flowers do not require any special preparations to be Kosher.
Lilies and roses are good flower choices.
Mothers Day - 08 May 2016
"God could not be everywhere, so He made mothers." – Jewish proverb.
In South Africa, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May.
Shavuot - 11-13 June 2016
A Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people.
The Harvest Festival of First Fruits - Fruit hampers and chocolates are excellent gift choices.
Fathers Day - 19 June 2016
Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June (South Africa). The official flower is the rose.
A red rose is worn for a living father and a white rose is worn for a father that has passed on.
Eid-ul-Fitr - 05 July 2016
Observed at the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan.
After a month of fasting from dawn to dusk, Muslims from all over the world unite to break their fast on this holy day in the Islamic calendar.
Flower bouquets and chocolates are popular gifts.
National Womens Day - 09 August
This day has been set aside to honour and celebrate the courage and strength of women.
The gladioli and orchid blooms are indicative of strength of character.
Spring Day - 01 Sept
This day marks the beginning of the Spring season.
Mixed, colourful bunches of flowers are beautiful gifts to give to friends, colleagues and family on this day marking the beginning of Spring.
Secretaries Day - 07 Sept 2016
A day that has been set aside to recognise the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.
Mixed bunches, flowers bouquets, pot plants and hampers are accepted gifts.
Eid-ul-Adha - 11 Sept 2016
A time to give in charity to those in need, and celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy. Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims. Hampers of fruit and sweet and savoury snacks are perfectly suited for this festival.
Rosh Hashanah - 2-4 Oct 2016
Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year.
Lilies and orchids are excellent flower choices.
Grandparents Day - 02 Oct 2016
This day honours grandparents and other senior individuals and seeks to strengthen relationships between the generations.
Baskets of gourmet gifts, flower arrangements, and plants are the perfect gifts
Teachers Day - 05 Oct 2016
This relatively new day to the flower calendar has been created to recognise and honour teachers around the world.
Small flower arrangements and hampers make great gifts for that special teacher in your or your child's life.
Bosses Day - 14 Oct 2016
This day has been marked to show your appreciation to your boss.
Hampers, flowers and pot plants are fabulous gift choices!
Deepavali / Deevali / Diwali - 30 Oct 2016
Known as the festival of lights to commemorate the triumph of good over evil.
The celebration is marked by lighting up candles, firecrackers, exchanging sweets and gifts of flowers.
Chocolate, sweet and fruit hampers are perfect gifts to give, as well as fresh flowers.
Christmas Day - 25th December
Christian religious festival which celebrates the birth of Christ.
Popular flowers and plants during this period are poinsettias, cacti, Christmas roses and ivy.
Hampers and baskets are wonderful celebratory gifts as well.