May 14th Lilac Sunday

Even though lilacs are not native to the US, the come from Southern Europe and Asia, one of the world’s largest festivals is held for ten days in Rochester, NY celebrating the purple, perfumed lilac since 1905. Lilacs were brought to the United States sometime during the 1750’s and they flourished here, spread across the country to brighten our days and fill our senses with a wonderful scent. We celebrate the lilac on the 2nd Sunday of May (As well as Mother’s Day).

How to celebrate – Plant some lilacs. Get Lilac scents air fresheners. Visit the festival in Rochester, NY.


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