Photo via Harvard University
It’s a Harvard Band tradition to throw yellow flowers at the end of every Harvard Football game. This tradition started decades ago. Back in the 50s, the Harvard Football game was the big social activity of the week. Band members would bring a date and give them a yellow chrysanthemum to show that they were “with the band”. This then started a tradition to throw yellow flowers at the end of each football game. This yellow flower tradition holds true today.
So, what does Central Square Florist in Cambridge have to do with Harvard Football and the Harvard Band? We are proud to be the florist to provide these yellow flowers used at each game throughout the football season and to be a part of this long standing tradition.
Below are some photos from “THE GAME”, or the 2015 Harvard-Yale game. This past season’s Harvard-Yale game was played at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut. The Game is one of the oldest college football rivalries to date. Each year, The Game is played at the end of the football season in November. It switches off between Harvard Stadium and the Yale Bowl.
Photo’s from Harvard-Yale game provided to us by the Harvard Band Manager