October’s Birthday Blossom is the festive Marigold. This Birthday Blossom is bright, cheerful and talented.
Scientifically referred to as tagetes, the common name marigold is derived from the words “Mary’s Gold,” as the marigold was called by early Christians who placed the flowers around statues of Mary, offering the blossoms in place of coins.
Today, the marigold is a festival flower in many cultures. It is significant in Nepal, where marigold garlands are used almost in every household, especially during the Tihar festival. The marigold is also widely cultivated in India and Thailand, where large quantities of marigolds are used in garlands and decorations for weddings, festivals, and religious events.
Whether celebrating your own festival or just looking for a gift of gold to brighten the day, the marigold fits the bill.