17. Gifting Yellow Flowers
Like numbers, places and animals, colours have been often tied with having some symbolic significance. For instance, black is often seen as the colour of sorrow or something evil, whereas red is associated with love and passion.
But with yellow, things are different. There are both good and bad things attached to this colour. Good because in general, yellow is symbolic of happiness, but in the Russian culture yellow flowers are seen as a vessel of problems – infidelity, distance in a relationship, and something as morbid as death.
So, if you want to gift something to your Russian friend, choose anything over yellow flowers.