Liverpool ONE was adorned with hundreds of vibrant flowers today to cheer up the city’s visitors on Blue Monday.
Blue Monday, also known as the “most depressing day of the year,” is thought to be the day when many of us feel especially down, with bad weather, unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions, and post-Christmas financial struggles all being to blame.
So, in an effort to brighten people’s days, Liverpool, in collaboration with nearby florist Mary Mary, distributed free flowers to onlookers once more, urging them to take them home or give them to a loved one.
Liverpool ONE, including Paradise Street and Peter’s Lane, was adorned with hundreds of British Smith & Munson Tulips.
A number of retailers participated in Blue Monday by providing samples, including Tortilla, Mooboo, Bean, The Body Shop, Cosmo, Byron, and John Lewis & Partners.
In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to select mystery prizes on the day, and throughout the entire week, upbeat music will be broadcast from the speakers on Paradise Street.
Donna Howitt, Place Strategy Director at Liverpool ONE, said:
“Our big flower giveaway on Blue Monday is always a popular one here at Liverpool ONE – we love adding a bit of cheer on what is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year.
“After the rush and excitement of the festive period, it’s understandable that many of us feel a little low as everyday routine kicks in.
“As always, some of our fantastic stores and restaurants have got involved and are kindly giving away free treats to our visitors to help brighten their day.
“We hope that we’ve been able to lift the spirits of those passing through or visiting Liverpool ONE today.”
For more information about Liverpool ONE, visit their website.