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Lotus named Vietnam's national flower

by webdev

February 02, 2011

After a public vote was held at the Spring Flowers and Drinks Festival in Ha Noi, Vietnam, the pink Lotus flower has been chosen as the country's national flower.

According to DTI News, the campaign to select Vietnam's national flower was launched in April 2010. Other candidates included the yellow apricot, bamboo, the peach blossom, areca, the orchid tree, rice flowers and the waterlily.

The lotus received 80 percent of the votes.

"It is not a surprise that lotus received the most votes," Tran Khanh Chuong, Chairman of the Vietnam Fine Art Association, told the news provider. "In my opinion, this flower has long been unofficially recognized as a symbol in Vietnamese literature. It is appropriate to Vietnam's culture and history."

According to Vietnam News, the country's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism established the criteria for the national flower. It must have originated in Vietnam or have been planted for a long time in the country, must be found in many localities, must be featured widely in arts and must be favored by many people.

TheFlowerExpert.com reports that the lotus flower symbolizes purity, beauty, majesty, grace, fertility, wealth, richness, knowledge and serenity.
These flowers are available in white and pink colors.

Exotic flower gifts, containing blooms such as lotuses, lilies, birds of paradise and orchids are ideal for many occasions. In addition to being beautiful, the fact that these flowers are often considered rare and delicate can help convey special meaning to any recipient.

 

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