At Experience BellaVita, love to share our culture and history with people from all over the world. For example, we have a special tradition for International Women’s Day: in Italy, men give women bouquets of mimosa flowers.
Why mimosa is the symbol of Italian Women’s day?
Behind the gesture of giving this flower, there is a historical reason: in 1946, two activists fighting for equality of women, Rita Montagna and Teresa Mattei suggested to celebrate the first Women’s Day after the war by offering branches of mimosa to other women, as a sign of respect and support.
Woman = Strong
The mimosa represents the feminine world. This flower looks very delicate, but they are actually very strong and able to grow in hostile lands. Yes, just like women!
This is why in this time of the year if you are visiting our Bel Paese (beautiful country) you’ll find flower shops surrounded by yellow fluffy flowers and people walking around with bouquets.
So if you know a beautiful Italian woman, don’t forget to buy a bouquet of mimosa 😉
Happy Festa Della Donna!