Marigold flowers are very significant in Nepalese culture, for daily rituals and especially during the Tihar festival. Garlands are also used in India as decorations for weddings, festivals and religious events.
The marigold is very significant in Nepalese culture, where marigold garlands are used almost in every household, especially during theTihar festival. It is always sold in the markets for daily worships and rituals.
The marigold was regarded as the flower of the dead in pre-Hispanic Mexico, parallel to the lily in Europe, and is still widely used in the Day of the Dead celebrations. The marigold is also widely cultivated in India and Thailand, particularly the species T. erecta, T. patula, and T. tenuifolia. Vast quantities of marigolds are used in garlands and decoration for weddings, festivals, and religious events. Marigold cultivation is extensively seen in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh states of India.