Marigolds are the flower for October. This pretty flower derives its name from when ancient Christians would place this flower on Mother Mary's altar as an offering instead of coins; the flower being Mary's Gold (Marigold), depicting coins.
In Hindu culture, Marigolds are sacred and the garlands are used for religious festivals and Indian weddings. The English consider them as protection from evil and as a symbol of good luck. In Mexican tradition, Marigolds adorn altars to remember passed loved ones.
The Marigold celebrates October birthdays and is a good gift to encourage anyone in your life to develop their full potential, happiness and joy. It also makes the perfect gift for religious ceremonies or memorials.