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Rose Day – The First Day of Valentine’s Week

Rose Day – The First Day of Valentine’s Week
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Rose Day (7th February) marks the beginning of the Valentine’s Week. As rose is reminiscent of love in most of the cultures, this Day is special for the lovers. Rose Day kicks off the celebration of love during the week.

A Rose is a source of inspiration to most of us. It can be an ideal start for a new relationship – friendship or love. No other flower can beat the mood that the rose creates.

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia Click To Tweet

Though the concept of Rose Day originated in the West, the couples in India celebrate it with great enthusiasm. When words fail to express the feeling of love, a rose will work for you. Rose Day is the best chance for each one of you to express your emotions in a charming and loving way. You can buy as many roses as your budget allows and give them to your loved ones. Propose your love by giving her a bunch of red roses. (Read Propose Day Chocolate Day, Teddy Day, Promise Day, Hug Day, Kiss Day)

How is Rose Day celebrated?

Rose Day is a day of spreading love and joie-de-vivre. It is a day to forge new friendships or convey your feelings to that special someone in your life. A bunch of luscious roses is seen everywhere on this day, suffusing not just the outdoor environment with its aroma and brightness, but also making every relationship look fresh and blooming.

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Offering a single rose means that you want to thank that special person to be a part of your life. If someone gives you a whole bunch of red roses, it signifies that he/she wants a special place in your heart. It is a way of saying “I love you” where the rose creates a bridge between two souls whose hearts throb for love.

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“Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.” – Katharine Lee Bates Click To Tweet

You can pour your heart out with a rose. It is an emblem of love and affection. If you feel jovial with your best friends, shower yellow roses on them to tell them how lucky you are to have them in your life and share those special moments.  A yellow rose will definitely bring a big smile on your friend’s face.

Don’t forget to give a white rose to your parents who gave you a beautiful gift of life. Tell them how grateful you are with a white rose signifying purity and peace.

What does the color of rose signify?

The rose signifies many different things – it can be a symbol of romantic love and passion or may stand for acknowledgement and appreciation. It also signifies joy as people send it as wishes. To convey right thoughts, you need to choose the right color of the rose.

Check out this guide to buy the right color of rose when you go out shopping:

Red Rose

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The classic red color rose implies love and passion. Hence it fits into the aura surrounding the Valentine’s Day. Lovers give red roses to each other to express their sincere love.  Red is also a symbol of beauty and respect. So if you want to express your admiration to someone or honor the person, offer him/her a red rose.

Yellow Rose

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If you want to cherish your friendship on this Rose Day, be sure to pick up a rose of yellow color. Yellow is a symbol of close relationships between two people reflecting happiness and joy.

Pink Rose

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The rose in pink has many shades from light to dark. Each shade has its own significance. So don’t get confused when you choose a pink rose. If you want to show your appreciation go for dark pink. If you want to show sympathy or admiration, light pink is the best choice.

White Rose

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White is the symbol of purity and innocence. If you want to say sorry to someone for your mistake, present him/her a white rose.

Orange Rose

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Orange is the color of fire. So, if you have a new love or looking for a way to rekindle romance go for orange rose. It also represents desire.

Purple/Lavender Rose

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This is a symbol of love at first sight. A purple rose means ‘I am besotted with you’.

The legend

Look at the letters of the word ‘rose’. If rearranged they can spell ‘Eros’, the God of Love.

According to the Greek mythology red rose is the favorite of Venus, the Goddess of Love.

Hence the association of red rose with Love.

Famous Rose Day Quotes

  • “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia
  • “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare
  • “But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • “A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won’t come true.” – Ray Evans
  • “Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.” – Somerset Maugham
  • “Can anyone remember love? It’s like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.” – Arthur Miller
  • “If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.” – Isaac Hayes
  • “She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring.” –Marquis de Sade
  • “The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.” – George William Curtis
  • “Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.” – Katharine Lee Bates
  • “The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms.” – Angelus Silesius
  • “Love and a red rose can’t be hid.” – Thomas Holcroft

 

So celebrate the week of love and create the best moments of your life. Buy as many roses as you can and give them to people who are in your heart. Get the ball rolling……..

Happy Rose Day!!!

Also Read: 15 Valentine’s Day Tips and Ideas

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