7 Spring Holidays to Celebrate This Year

Learn how flowers and trees make our favorite spring holidays extra special.

  1. Most moms can expect to receive flowers for Mother’s Day. 66% of them, in fact, according to the National Retail Federation.
  2. In Hawaii, May Day is also known as Lei Day when a variety of leis are made and exchanged. Each of Hawaii’s nine islands has its own official lei.
  3. An estimated one million trees were planted in Nebraska on April 10, 1872: the first Arbor Day celebrated in the U.S.
  4. Growers along the California and Oregon border produce 12 million Easter lilies a year for Easter. This area is known as the Easter lily capital of the world.
  5. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day every April, from planting trees and flowers to building birdhouses and picking up litter.
  6. This year marks the seventh annual National Public Gardens Day. Botanical gardens nationwide organize special events and activities, including free admission.
  7. Before Memorial Day was declared the official name in 1967, this holiday was also known as Decoration Day due to all the flowers placed on soldiers’ graves.