Question: How was the flower an appropriate symbol for hippies?

The use of the term flower power became an integral symbol to the counterculture movement due to the fact that such protests received great and positive attention. It was the custom of flower children to wear and give out flowers as a way to symbolise ideals of universal peace and love. They were the original hippys.

Why did hippies use flowers?

The use of props like flowers, toys, flags, candy and music were meant to turn anti-war rallies into a form of street theater thereby reducing the fear, anger and threat that is inherent within protests.

What did flower children believe in?

noun, plural flow·er chil·dren. (in the 1960s and 1970s) a young person, especially a hippie, rejecting conventional society and advocating love, peace, and simple, idealistic values.

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