Discovering the amazing world of flowers
Eestlased Eestis 04 Jun 2010  EWR
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Ella Karapetyan, The Baltic Times

TALLINN - Flowers have played a key role all throughout human history. Traces of their usefulness can be found in various religious texts, folk tales, and myths. For centuries, flowers, herbs and various plants have given much pleasure to people of all nations, because their beauty has the unique ability to bring cheer when someone is ill or downhearted; their fragrances can be used to make lovely perfumes, delicate foliage can be used for certain medicines and foods, and pungent smells can bestir mood.

The most important function that flowers have, however, is their power to convey profound human emotions and thoughts the way no other object can. According to some scientists, the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner.

// some doctors claim that gardening is the best way to improve one’s health state.

Flowers are a large part of European Culture. In spring 2008, the Tallinn City Government proposed to organize an international flower festival. For that reason a temporary commission was formed, which chose the park of the Square of Towers as the location for the festival.

The first ‘Tallinn Flower Festival’ took place between June and October last year, and proved to be extremely popular as it received over 400,000 visitors during the 4 month period of the festival.

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