the 1957 political campaign in the People's Republic of China to encourage greater freedom of intellectual expression, initiated by Mao Zedong under the slogan “Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.”
What Certain Flowers Are Saying
Like precious stones and tarot cards, flowers have symbolic meanings that only some understand. Different flowers represent sorrow, repentance, unrequited love, or beauty. Here are some of the most popular Mother’s Day flowers and their associated meanings. Do you know what these blooms are saying? Most of us appreciate flowers just because they are beautiful and not for their symbolic meanings, but this year you …
Why is this weekend’s full moon (the flower moon) so unusual?
When an exceptional full moon peeks out of the sky on Saturday morning, a whole host of lunar vocabulary will come with it. It’s no coincidence that the word “moon” looks like “month.” They share a Germanic base — plus, the moon’s cycle resets itself on average every 29.53 days. The period of time between new moons is known as the synodic month. (A new …
Origin of Hundred Flowers
translation of Chinese bǎihuā (qífàng) literally, (let bloom) a hundred flowers
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