The celebration originated in the 1st century, known in Rome as Fat Tuesday (although there were similar pagan festivals for hundreds of years prior). Tuesday was reserved for gluttonous feasting before the Lenten period of fasting and penitence that would begin on the following day, Ash Wednesday. The custom caught on across Europe and in France, it was translated to "Mardi Gras". When the French explorer Bienville disembarked in North America, he named the land "Pointe du Mardi Gras". He also established several other French settlements in the territory that would become Alabama and Louisiana. French settlers immediately began Mardi Gras festivities, including masked balls and opulent dinners. Over the course of the next 150 years, celebrants added night time parades illuminated by flaming torches, complete with revelers dancing in full costume, marching bands, and decorated floats.
Did You Know? In some places, it is illegal to ride a Mardi Gras float without a mask. Read More about Celebrating Mardi Gras in Miami »
Floral Design Day was established in 1995 as an homage to Carl Rittner, who was the founder of the School of Floral Design in Boston. Recognized as both a pioneer and a visionary in the industry, Rittner was committed to elevating the discipline of floral design to an art form, or for people to see the artists who worked in the floral medium to be seen for the talent and creativity they brought to their jobs every day. Many professionals in the floral industry can trace their legacy back to Rittner, making this day to honor him, a day to honor all floral designers across the country. Read More about Floral Design as an Art Form »
Posted by triasflowers on February 5, 2017
| Last Updated: October 23, 2020
While the thrill of showing generosity can be experienced at any time throughout the year, there is something exciting about millions of people performing deliberate acts of kindness at the same time. That was the vision of a young man from New Zealand when he imagined Random Acts of Kindness Day, an idea which caught on around the globe. Each year, people look for ways to show simple kindness and compassion in everyday situations. Research has revealed that when we do something kind for someone else, it not only makes them happy -but has a dramatic positive impact on us as well. Trias Flowers encourages the Miami community to come together to participate in such a great movement - and what better way to brighten someone’s day than with gorgeous flowers?
“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” - Roy T. Bennett Read More about Acts of Kindness and Generosity »
Here in Miami, the fact that February is National Wedding Month makes perfect sense - after all, we can enjoy a sunny and warm wedding day all year round! But our friends around the country may wonder why a month in the dead of winter is singled out to celebrate wedding days, especially given that it ranks fairly low on the list of top months for weddings. (June, August, and September are the top 3). Turns out, there are a number of great reasons to recognize weddings during the month of February, and the experts at Trias Flowers are here to let you in on some industry knowledge. Read More about Celebrating Miami Weddings »
When are loved ones are hurt or under the weather, we want to do everything we can to help them feel better. Whether in the hospital or at home, visits, gifts, and thoughtful gestures go a long way to keeping their spirits up. Fresh flowers have actually been proven to improve people's general sense of well-being and to raise happiness levels - so sending get well flowers (or delivering them in person) should be high on your list of ways to help them on the road to recovery. The floral designers at Trias Flowers have the expertise and creativity needed to guarantee that your friend or family member will receive the most uniquely gorgeous flowers available in Miami - and to help them on the path to healing. Read More about Get Well Flowers and Gifts »
When sending a floral arrangement for someone's special birthday, you'll need to decide which flowers are the best for the occasion. Birthstone bouquets are a special gesture which use the inspiration of precious gemstones to design stunning florals that embody their essence of rarity and beauty. The professional designers at Trias Flowers have been hard at work creating floral bouquets and arrangements that are aesthetically unique, and personally meaningful. Read More about Celebrate the Year’s Birthdays »
All the excitement, glamor, and shine that we love about living in South Florida is evident in the celebrations of the New Year. The floral arrangements created for this holiday are equally festive. At Trias Flowers, our designers have created the perfect hostess gifts, New Year's Eve decor, and shimmering bouquets that will help you to ring in the New Year in style.
White flowers are traditional to decorate for the New Year, as they represent new beginnings and a fresh start. Read More about New Year’s Eve Decor »
There is so much to love about Thanksgiving. All year long we anticipate the family gathering together, sharing all of our favorite food, and creating memories - and it all happens around the holiday table. If you are hosting the dinner and are preparing for the influx of guests arriving at your doorstep, our family is here to ensure that your table is as welcoming and inviting as the holiday. When it comes to designing centerpieces for Thanksgiving, no one does it better than Trias Flowers. Read More about Custom Centerpieces for Thanksgiving »
Halloween is all about the fun. There is something about this holiday that brings out the kid in all of us, and makes us all want to celebrate ih our own way. Whether a pumpkin festival or a macabre haunted house,… Read More about Festive Fun and Halloween Design »
There are those who simply place flowers in a vase – and then there are professional floral designers. We take great pride in the creativity and artistry of our team. In fact, unique florals are what we do,… Read More about Wild by Design – Floral Accents »