There are several variations of this story over time. According to one story, Farhad was a prince who fell in love with a beautiful woman named Shirin. However, she died tragically, and her early death tore the prince apart. Desperately, Farhad is said to have ridden a horse off a cliff and sprouted red tulips where the blood touched the ground.
Like many other flowers, tulips have a powerful meaning. One of the most common meanings of flowers is deep and complete love, as the story of Farhad and Sirin reflects. Tulips are also one of the first flowers to bloom in spring. This is understood as a rebirth and a new beginning. That's why tulips are a great gift for those who have just moved into a new home or have just started a new job.
Flowers were perceived as a novel at the time and were quite expensive. Over time, tulips became infected with the non-fatal mosaic virus, and interestingly, the petals became brighter and more vibrant. This has further increased the price of tulips.
Because of their deep symbolism of love and devotion, tulips are the traditional flower to mark the 11th wedding anniversary. The flowers are also commonly used for decorative purposes as their vibrant colors make a wonderful impact at any event. They work just as well at small events such as dinner parties as they do at elaborate affairs such as weddings.