The most traditional tulip color is red, which means "perfect love." Like many types of flowers, some tulip colors have different meanings.
The tulip flower originated in Turkey and Persia. The tulip was considered a symbol of wealth and nobility, and for hundreds of years cultivation and sale of the flower was carefully controlled. The "perfect love" symbolism of red tulips comes from the Turkish story of Prince Farhad, who killed himself after learning of his lover's death. Red tulips grew from the place where he died.
Other color meanings include purple tulips symbolizing royalty, yellow tulips symbolizing joy or happy thoughts and white tulips symbolizing forgiveness or apologies.Learn More
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The Olympic Games are held every fours years to continue the tradition of the ancient Olympics, which took place every four years between Aug. 6 and Sept. 19 to honor the god Zeus. The games are named for Olympia, the site in Greece where they were held.Full Answer >
According to MapleLeafWeb.com, the maple leaf has come to be a symbol of Canada because the sugar maple is only found in Eastern Canada. The first documented use of the maple leaf as a Canadian symbol was in 1860, when it was used on the badges of the Prince of Wales Royal Canadian Regiment. It was then featured on all Canadian coins from 1876 until 1901.Full Answer >