National Poinsettia Day

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When Celebrated

Always on December 12th


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About the Holiday

National Poinsettia Day honors Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico who is credited for introducing the "Flor de Noche Buena" or the Christmas Eve flower to the U.S. in 1825. By 1936, this plant became most widely known as the Poinsettia.[1] This is a day to enjoy this beautiful plant that is so popular for the holidays. Celebrate this holiday by buying a beautiful Poinsettia in your favorite color. The red Poinsettia is the most common choice, but this beautiful plant comes in a wide array of other colors like pink, white, marbled, speckled, and yellow.

The date chosen for National Poinsettia Day recognizes Joel Roberts Poinsett who died on December 12th, 1851 for his contribution to the popularization of the Poinsettia in the U.S.

Gift Guidelines

  • Poinsettia Plant
  • Gourmet Poinsettia-shaped Cookies
  • Holiday Themed Plant Holder

Related Holidays


  1. Joel Roberts Poinsett

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