Pink (stargazer) lilies represent riches and success. Red blooms represent passion. Orange (tiger) lilies represent self-assurance, pride, and riches. White (angel) lilies symbolize innocence and purity.
Lilies are used in mourning ceremonies because they are thought to help reduce pain and suffering. They are also used to celebrate life because they are beautiful flowers that remind us that we should be grateful for what we have instead of always looking forward to what will come next.
In culture: pink lilies are often used in wedding bouquets because they are seen as a symbol of love; red lilies are used to honor someone special; orange or tiger lilies are used to celebrate something good; white lilies are used to remember those who have died.
People use lilies as a way to express their feelings. Losing someone close is hard to handle, so using lilies is a nice way to show your support and remember them.
Lilies are part of the lily family (Hemerocallidaceae). The word "lily" comes from the Greek elios (" immortal") because people believed these flowers would always bloom even when planted inside.
Lilies are most usually associated with devotion or purity, however the connotation varies depending on the type of lily, culture, and color. Lilies are connected with rebirth and motherhood because of the Greek story of Hera and Zeus. Lilies are utilized at weddings in China because they are associated with 100 years of love. They are also associated with good fortune. The color of lilies is important when considering their meanings: white lilies are thought to be pure, while pink and red lilies are seen as passionate.
The word "lily" comes from the Latin word lilia which means "alluding to a voice". This refers to the song that can be heard within the flower when it opens at dawn. Before the sun rises over the horizon, the lily opens its petals to the morning air to release this sound. This is why lilies are thought to be vocal flowers - they open their petals to sing their own praises before anyone else wakes up.
Other cultures have their own interpretations of what lilies mean. In India, lilies are used in wedding ceremonies because they represent fertility and growth. It is believed that if someone who does not have anything else willed into existence gives a bride or groom a lily, then they will enjoy prosperity throughout their marriage.
In Africa, lilies are sacred to the African gods because they bloom even though it is winter elsewhere.
Pink is associated with youth, good health, and fun. It represents caring femininity and the bloom of first love. Pink is the iconic hue of the breast cancer research movement, and we think of it as an innocent, pleasant color. It's also the official color of the AIDS awareness campaign.
There are many theories about why pink was chosen for its symbolism. Some say it was to attract attention because red is the more common color of warning signs. Another theory is that pink is a feminine color and when used in fundraising campaigns it suggests sexuality which may help raise money. Finally, it may be because the pigment responsible for producing pink colors is derived from clove oil which has anti-inflammatory properties.
In religion, pink symbolizes innocence, modesty, fertility, joy, love, and spirituality. The color pink was believed to protect against evil spirits. It was often used in churches as paint or stained glass to represent forgiveness. In Judaism, pink objects are used during prayers for cleansing.
As far as we know, there is no specific meaning assigned to the color pink by psychologists or psychiatrists. However, it has been conjectured that people who wear pink enjoy special powers. For example, men who wear pink enjoy greater success with women and get away with more crimes. Women who wear pink are thought to be very loving and sensitive.
Pink is associated with friendship, compassion, sensitivity, generosity, warmth of heart, nurturing, calming, admiration, thankfulness, and appreciation. Orange is associated with thinking, vibrancy, attractiveness, creativity, energy, enthusiasm, and warmth. PEACH: purity, empathy, harmony, warmth, and peace. Apple is associated with intellect, logic, ambition, professionalism, authority, strength, power, wealth, and fame. Blue is associated with truth, honesty, loyalty, modesty, sadness, depression, the ocean, and heaven. Gray is associated with reality, mortality, darkness, ambiguity, confusion, ignorance, and old age. Gold is associated with prosperity, joy, love, fertility, health, hope, and spirituality. Black is associated with evil, destruction, death, loneliness, obscurity, and silence. White is associated with innocence, purity, holiness, levity, glory, Heaven, and eternity.
Tallit (plural: tallits) is Hebrew for rope or strap. A talit is a prayer shawl worn by Jewish men on important occasions such as weddings and bar mitzvahs. The word comes from the ancient practice of tying one end of a looped-up piece of leather or cloth to the center of the headdress called a yarmulke and then wrapping it around the shoulders several times before tying it off in front. Today, the word "tallit" is used to describe any length of prayer shawl.