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What side does a mum go on?

Asked by Benjamin Barraclough on September 04, 2021

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At its most basic, a homecoming mum is a flower (a chrysanthemum) attached to some kind of backing, with oodles of ribbons pouring down. It's meant to be pinned toand worn on the body, but nowadays, some of the more ornate creations are so heavy they must be worn around the neck.

Where did Texas mums come from? SAN ANTONIO – The Texas tradition of giving mums at homecoming came from Missouri, which the NCAA recognizes as the birthplace of homecoming. Boys would give their dates chrysanthemums to wear as a corsage during homecoming. In the 1970s, however, the homecoming mum started growing into more than just a simpleflower.

What is a mum flower? Chrysanthemums (/kr? ˈsænθ? mu m/), sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemumin the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China.

Why is it called Homecoming? Homecoming is an Americantradition. It's tailor-made for the social customs of high schools and universities all over this country, and being so, it reflects the values of the cultures therein. It's named for the coming-home (so to speak) of the alumni of whichever institution is hosting it.

What is a mum? Mums: A Texas tradition explained. In Texas, a mum is a rather large arrangement of ribbons, bells, charms, and a button sewn together and designed to be worn around a woman's neck. The male counterpart to a mum is the garter, which is a smaller, less flashy version of themum designed to fit around a man's arm.