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Carnation

By TrotterFechan
For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction, though there are many variations dependent on colour..Along with the red rose, the red carnation can be used as a symbol of socialism and the labour movement, and historically has often been used in demonstrations on International Workers' Day (May Day)..In Portugal, bright red carnations represent the 1974 coup d'etat that ended the Estado Novo regime..Light red carnations represent admiration, while dark red denote deep love and affection..White carnations represent pure love and good luck, while striped (variegated) carnations symbolise regret that a love cannot be shared..White carnations, in the Netherlands are associated with HRH prince Bernhard. He wore one during World War II and in a gesture of defiance some of the Dutch population took up this gesture. After the war the white carnation became a sign of the Prince, veterans and remembrance of the resistance..Purple carnations indicate capriciousness. In France, it is a traditional funeral flower, given in condolence for the death of a loved one..According to a Christian legend, carnations first appeared on Earth as Jesus carried the Cross. The Virgin Mary shed tears at Jesus' plight, and carnations sprang up from where her tears fell. Thus the pink carnation became the symbol of a mother's undying love..Carnation is the birth flower for those born in the month of January..The formal name for carnation, dianthus, comes from Greek for "heavenly flower", or the flower of Jove.

Tags: Flower Pink Carnation Flowers and plants Dianthus

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22 Jul 2017 6:17PM
Beautiful image *****

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