Carnations are called Dianthus which means "flower of love" or "flower of the gods". Their history dates back to the times of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. In the Christian tradition it is said that carnations occurred when Mary's first tear shed.
Carnations are often given to relatives, Women's Day representing the purity of familiar love. In Korea, carnations express admiration, gratitude and love. Oxford University professors traditionally wear today carnations chest examination.
Carnations are the traditional flowers to celebrate the first anniversary of marriage.