Rose Day-7th Feb
Written by Swaati on February 7, 2023
Victorians might have been considered obsessed with the symbolism of flowers in their time! Flowers were used to express their feelings and roses were symbols of the most intimate, passionate types of love.
And now, Rose Day is here to bring even more meaning to these expressions of love!
History of Rose Day
The cultivation of roses seems to have begun thousands of years ago in China. Even the master Asian philosopher and politician, Confucius, was enamored by roses and wrote about how he grew them in the Imperial Gardens around 500 BC. Not only that, but the emperor’s library contained hundreds of books just on the subject of these beautiful flowers.
Roman mythology considered roses to be a symbol of secrecy and desire, particularly related to Venus, the Roman goddess who was considered to be related to beauty and love. Perhaps due to their sweet smell and interesting colors, the rose has been correlated with love through the eastern cultures, such as Asian and Arab cultures, as well.
Rose Day is associated with Valentine’s Day, a holiday that has been celebrated for at least 1500 years. Although Valentine’s Day used to be just one day left on its own, it has now grown and developed into a much larger celebration of love that spans for a week before. Some people even take to celebrating the beauty of love throughout the entire month of February.
Set forth to mark the beginning of the week prior to Valentine’s Day, Rose Day is a romantic day that is the first of many to be celebrated in the lead up to one of the most love-focused days of the year. The day is encouraged to be celebrated in all sorts of ways that symbolize love, affection and romance in honor of this week of love.
Other days that are celebrated in this week leading up to Valentine’s Day include Propose Day on February 8, Chocolate Day on the following day, Teddy Day, Promise Day, Hug Day, Kiss Day and, of course, Valentine’s Day.
Rose Day is here as a reminder to show appreciation for those people in life who are so loved and cared for, acting as a kickoff for the week of Valentine’s Day!
How to Celebrate Rose Day
Enjoy the fun and beauty of Rose Day by celebrating with some of these creative ideas for the day:
Give a Rose to Your Love
Keep the celebration of Rose Day simply by offering a single, long-stemmed red rose to a new love interest or the love of your life. Or, for something a little more expressive, consider celebrating the day by giving a dozen roses, or even more. Choose red roses, white roses, yellow roses or pink and make a statement of love on this important day!