The Easter Lily and its religious significance
Of all the flowers and plants that we enjoy around this time of year, the Easter Lily is easily one of the most popular. This lovely plant produces the most beautiful blooms and they are a welcomed sight after the long and cold winter.
Associated with hope
The Easter lily is known as a symbol of hope in the Christian faith. It has been a religious symbol for centuries and the flower is even mentioned in the Bible several times. Which goes to show just how old and significant this flowering plant is.
The Virgin Mary
They are also associated with the Virgin Mary and they are a symbol of motherhood. In depictions of Jesus’ birth, many artists include the angel Gabriel presenting the newborn baby with a bunch of white lilies. These flowers were also said to be found in her tomb.
There are also other stories regarding the Easter lily and religious references. For example, it is believed that these flowers grew where the blood of Christ fell. It is also believed that they grew where the tears of Eve fell when she and Adam were banished from the Garden of Eden.
With all of these stories and traditions in mind, it is easy to understand why the Easter Lily became such a popular plant during this time of year. Not only are they a wonderful addition to your home, but they also make a superb and thoughtful gift. Send this plant to a loved one for Easter and let them know that you are thinking of them! These plants are easy to care for and they do not require very special conditions. Provided they are placed in a safe spot (out of draughts) and they are watered appropriately, the recipient will be able to make the most of this lily’s beauty.