Why did the proposal to give away yellow flowers on September 21 go viral on TikTok? We explain the trend

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In TikTok the proposal to give away has become a trend yellow flowers to your partner this September 21st, which has generated confusion among thousands of users in Latin America. We offer you a bit of context.

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“And remember men, whoever gives yellow flowers tomorrow, Wednesday the 21st, will stay with her forever,” says the text of one of the viral videos, accompanied by a song called Flores Amarillas.

The song is a theme performed by Florence Bertotti and it is also the main theme of an Argentine telenovela from the early 2000s called Floricienta, also starring Bertotti.

@vivianaaguilar21 Context in the comments #fyp #flores #miercoles21 #floresamarillas #girasoles #flowers #sunflowers #floricienta ♬ original sound – G Music

What is Floricienta about?

Floricienta tells the story of an orphan girl who gets a job as a nanny in the mansion of a high-class family of German origin. There she falls in love with Federico, her older brother who takes care of her siblings after the death of her parents. In effect, the plot is a mix of Cinderella and The Sound of Music.

The meaning of the yellow flowers is explained in the lyrics of the catchy main theme: “She knew that he knew / That one day it would happen / That he would come for her / With his yellow flowers”.

@dignarliboza Note my emotion #floricienta #floresamarillas #amoryamistad ♬ original sound – G Music

Encouraged by the nostalgia that this successful youth series has aroused and the arrival of spring (remember that in the southern hemisphere spring begins on September 21), the proposal to give your partner yellow flowers, be they sunflowers, became a trend in Latin America. , tulips, daffodils or yellow roses.

Despite not being familiar with the context or living in the southern hemisphere, users from other countries have joined the Argentine trend of asking to be given a bouquet of flowers on September 21, who cares if it is autumn or spring.

@jme.13 #floresamarillas #indirectas ♬ original sound – G Music