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Why do people give each other yellow flowers on March 21 in Mexico?

In Mexico and other Latin American countries, it has became customary to give people yellow flowers on March 21. Find out the origins of this viral trend.

In Mexico and other Latin American countries, it has became customary to give people yellow flowers on March 21. Find out the origins of this viral trend.
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Yellow flowers are once again trending on social media and across the internet, following last year’s viral hit that started on TikTok and saw people give away sun-colored flowers during the month of March in Mexico and several other Latin American countries. Read on for all the details on the origin of the trend, and its links to the arrival of spring.

Why did people start giving each other yellow flowers?

The origin of the most recent trend on TikTok comes from “Flores Amarillas” (”Yellow Flowers”) a musical version of the Argentine novel Floricienta, in which a young woman works as a babysitter in the house of the Fritzenwalde family, located in Florence. The novel tells the story of how the parents die and the eldest son Federico has to take care of his siblings. Over time, he falls in love with Floricienta, the babysitter.

The TikTok trend makes reference to a specific part of the “Yellow Flowers” song, which tells how Floricienta has always dreamed, ever since she was a small child, of receiving yellow flowers. The story’s many thousands of followers then turned this gesture into a trend.

The latest TikTok trend is focused on romantic couples, who are encouraged to give each other yellow flowers to express the love they have for one another. This gesture seemingly fulfills the dream of Floricienta, the character from the Argentine soap opera who speaks for millions of women and men.


Hagan sus pedidos para este 21 de marzo 🌼💛🫶🏻#21demarzo #floresamarillas #floreseternas

♬ Flores Amarillas - Floricienta

What do the yellow flowers mean?

Many people have commented on social media that the yellow flowers have two different meanings. When given to people who are romantically involved, they symbolize love, a life together, and the beautiful romantic concepts found in the lyrics of the song and the story of the love between Federico and Floricienta.

The second meaning attributed to the color yellow is related to friendship, personal and professional achievements, and even happiness. It is also associated with the celebration of life, experienced every day. In the end, each person decides what to believe and how to attribute meanings to each thing or, in this particular case, the new TikTok trend.

Why are yellow flowers given in Mexico?

Following the TikTok trend, many people give each other yellow flowers during the month of March. In Mexico, it became popular to carry out this action with both loved ones and strangers, with a particular focus on March 21, the date heralding the start of spring. A gift to help the recipient start the new season with a positive attitude. Other countries where the trend has taken off are Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay. They are also given in Brazil and Ecuador, but in those countries it is customary for them to be given away on September 21.

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