THE MOST IMPORTANT HOLIDAYS FOR FLOWERS
There are so many holidays in the world. Every day is a special occasion somewhere on earth. We would like to highlight some important floral holidays. On these days we give or get flowers from the people we love and appreciate. We also want to let you know on which Dutch holidays OZ Export is closed.
Grandmother’s and Grandfather’s Day in Poland — 21 & 22 January 2016
Grandmother’s/Grandfather’s Day don’t not have any official status, but they are widely celebrated across the country. Children and adults congratulate their grandparents and give them small presents, greeting cards and flowers to show their gratitude and appreciation.
Valentine’s Day — 14 February 2016
Women’s Day — 8 March 2016
Officially named as International Women’s Day (IWD), is celebrated on 8 March every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, tribute, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. The holiday blends in with the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe. This day is similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
1 May In France — 1 May 2016
On this day you’ll give your mother, grandmother or a good friend a small bouquet of flowers. There must be a Convallaria Majalis (in France known as Muguet de Mai) flower in this bouquet. A small flower with 6-13 flowers on only one stem!
First Day of school in Russia – 1 September
On 1 September children start school in Russia, regardless of whether it’s a weekend or not. In Russia on the first day of school, every child is dressed up and brings in flowers for the teachers.
Festa dei Nonni in Italy – 2 October 2016
During Festa dei Nonni children surprise their grandparents with flowers to thank them for all the good care and the special time they spend together.
All Saints Day – 1 November 2016
OZ Export closed during Dutch Holidays
In the Netherlands we have a few Holidays on which OZ Export is closed:
- Easter Monday – Monday 28 March 2016
- King’s Day – Wednesday 27 April 2016
- Ascension Day – Thursday 5 May 2016
- Whit Monday – Monday 16 May 2016
- Christmas Day – Monday 26 December 2016