Dr. Saadoun bin Hussein Al-Hamdani
Protocol and etiquette experts agree that flowers are a language of love, a messenger of respect and appreciation between the two parties, and an expression of longing, and it is a wide world, and reflects the art, civilization and culture of people, in addition to reflecting the charisma of a person, his culture and his environment, his choice accurately reflects the extent and percentage of love and concern for others, Where diplomatic schools compete to lay modern and sophisticated foundations in the art of label of the choice and presentation of flowers and their beautiful colors (red, pink, pink or pink, yellow, white, orange … and other colors).
The Netherlands is known for the largest farms in the world and for many kinds of beautiful and unique flowers, the most famous of which is the tulip, as this sector only represents 5% of its annual budget in the spring and summer season.
The number of flowers plays a vital role in conveying the meaning to the second party. Presenting a single rose means a lot in the dictionary of love and lovers. A single flower is almost reduced to many phrases, sentences and words, and pure love does not require much talk, but if you want to offer a bouquet of roses, the number of flowers depends on the habits and nationalities of those to whom flowers are offered. In America, it always seems better to offer a bouquet of 12 roses, while in Europe there is no interest in the number of roses, however, the number (13) carries many negative meanings in many cultures around the world, so avoid it completely, In Asia the number 4 symbolizes accident and death.
The type of flowers in Europe also plays a key role in the presentation, as the culture of flowers is taught in circles and courses; Because of its importance in modern civil society, etiquette and protocol experts emphasize the need to send roses as a sign of congratulations either before the event or two or three days after it ends.
The species of flowers also take a very big interest in this field (lilac) and symbolize the absence of passion, coldness and hesitation, asterisk flower symbolizes new beginning and hope, and water lily symbolizes beauty, the flower of the bird of paradise symbolizes many expectations and optimism, and the gardenia suggests grace The lily flower is generally associated with funerals, as it symbolizes that the soul that moved regained purity and innocence after death.
Protocol and etiquette experts also emphasized that the cultures and customs of countries differ from one place to another. The roses, chrysanthemums and carnations come in different colors and their positive meanings and goodwill are important in official meetings and signing of agreements. As for the personal social field, if the person to whom the flowers are offered is from an Asian country, avoid choosing white; Because it symbolizes sad occasions, because white is the color of mourning in many of these countries.
There are several types of flower bouquets when used: they can be laid flat on the table so that the height of the flowers does not exceed 15 cm (when signing agreements, attending a formal negotiation session, discussing PhDs, masters and so on more), handmade flower bouquets (graduation, engagement, promotion, birthday, childbirth, wedding anniversary, Valentine’s day, etc.), Rose bouquets are raised in a vertical shape and fastened with a sponge, basket or special bowl (successful operation, new home, GDP position, apology and the like)), bouquets of roses worn on national occasions, such as the unknown soldier or the death of a GDP, bouquets of roses placed on the table behind GDPs, in the shape of a peacock tail. Eventually, interior design schools began to introduce flowers in many fields, whether natural or artificial roses, such as those placed in Koek or sprinkled in Kochat marriage.
Meanings, connotations and symbols of flowers:
Specialized schools often agree on the meanings and connotations of the colors of flowers, their quantities and number, and the opportunity that will express your feelings, love and respect for the second party, as the specialized diplomatic schools hijack these meanings and bouquets of different colors and a small number to the new ambassador or diplomat who starts his work in welcome, and does not send him Color negative character as shown below:
(White flowers): symbolizes calmness, purity, respect and appreciation (and the beginning of pure and pure love for lovers and lovers).
(Yellow Flowers): Honestly, there is a contradiction between the French school, which sets the color yellow as indicating selfishness, haste, self-love and possessiveness, and is unwelcome; Because the color of the deceased tends to turn yellow at death; So these schools kept it away from the bouquets of flowers, while some Western European schools, including the English, differ in that the yellow color symbolizes jealousy and discomfort, and I tend to go to the French school a lot.
(Blue Flowers): It has been very popular in the Netherlands and across Europe in recent times, and indicates freedom, calm, hope, love for life and a wide imagination to achieve the impossible.
(Orange flowers): It means loyalty, love for others, love for public relations, power and control, and renewed love. It is dedicated to the second wedding anniversary.
(Red flowers): It is known to us that they refer to the best meanings of love and respect, and the extremes of the second party, and it is a sign of love and sacrifice for him to make him happy and all provide what he loves.
(Pink Flowers): It means new pure friendship, gratitude, appreciation and respect for the second party with great admiration.
(Pink flowers): symbolizes youth and innocence, the color of enthusiasm and activity.