A Favorite Tradition-Paper Whites At Christmas
December 21st, 2012
Mine is about to pop open with all of it’s glorious aroma ….
and I must decide if I will cover the vase…..or….not!
The tradition of planting paperwhites at Christmas started….
“In the eighth century B.C., the Hebrew prophet Isaiah praised the Narcissus tazetta, saying in Isaiah 35 that, “It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing.” In other Hebrew writings, the daffodil, which is in the genus of Narcissus, is a feminine symbol of fertility and beauty. This fertility attribute was taken up by the first Christians in the symbols of death and rebirth as personified in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. To this day, the narcissus and daffodil are often present at Easter celebrations.”