The rose has always been valued for its beauty and has a long history of symbolism. The ancient Greeks and Romans identified the rose with their goddesses of love referred to as Aphrodite and Venus. In Rome a wild rose would be placed on the door of a room where secret or confidential matters were discussed. The phrase sub rosa, or “under the rose”, means to keep a secret – derived from this ancient Roman practice. Early Christians identified the five petals of the rose with the five wounds of Christ. Despite this interpretation, their leaders were hesitant to adopt it because of its association with Roman excesses and pagan ritual. The red rose was eventually adopted as a symbol of the blood of the Christian martyrs. Roses also later came to be associated with the Virgin Mary. Rose culture came into its own in Europe in the 1800s with the introduction of perpetual blooming roses from China. There are currently thousands of varieties of roses developed for bloom shape, size, fragrance and even for lack of prickles.
About rose day
Rose Day Rose is such kind of flower which represents the peace, purity, love and romance. Rose is only that flower which people used more for express their feelings. Rose is the way to express every ones feelings, either mother or father, sister or brother, friends or lovers. Rose is popular flower not only in our country but also all over the world. Roses have many colors, Like: Red, White, Pink, Dark Pink, Light Pink, Yellow, Orange, Red and White, Red Rosebud, White Rosebud, Thorn less Rose. Each color of roses carries different meaning. Like:
Red = Love & beauty
White = Purity and innocence
Pink = Appreciation, “Thank you”, grace, perfect happiness
Dark Pink = Appreciation, gratitude
Light Pink = admiration, sympathy
Yellow = Joy, gladness, friendship
Orange = Desire, and enthusiasm
Red and White = Given together, these signify unity.
Red Rosebud = A symbol of purity and loveliness
White Rosebud = Symbolic of girlhood
Thorn less Rose = Signifies “Love at first sight”.
Rose is used to express the feelings as a greatest flower in all over the world. So, in our country also we celebrate “Rose Day” in a fixed date as other countries. In our country we celebrate the “Rose Day” in 25 January. Rose is cultivated on the whole year, but in our country we highly cultivate the rose in the month of January-February. 25 January is one of the special day to express the feelings by giving rose. So “Rose Day” is celebrated in our country on 25 January. “Rose Day” is not only for the lovers but also for all who can express their feelings each other by giving roses, like: father-mother, sister-brother, friends, lovers even relative. To express our feelings we should give that colors rose as per our relationship. Because of each color of roses carry a specific relation or meaning. So friends lets celebrate Rose Day on 25 January…
The meaning of Each Color of Rose
Roses come in a wide range of colors. Each different color has a different meaning. It sends a silent, yet extremely important message from the sender to receiver. Make sure you are sending the right message when you select roses for someone, else he or she will get the wrong message!
Red Love, beauty, courage and respect
White Purity and innocence, silence or secrecy, also reverence and humility
Pink Appreciation, “Thank you”, grace, perfect happiness, and admiration
Dark Pink Appreciation, gratitude
Light Pink admiration, sympathy
Yellow Joy, gladness, friendship, delight, the promise of a new beginning
Orange Desire, and enthusiasm
Red and White Given together, these signify unity.
Red Rosebud A symbol of purity and loveliness
White Rosebud Symbolic of girlhood
Thorn less Rose Signifies “Love at first sight
Symbol of love
Romantic and delicate, the rose has been a symbol of love since we knew it existed. Rose’s fragility and splendor show within every petal spread on a wedding carpet… The rose has inspired people for generations; many people see the beauty of the rose as a symbol of love, its delicate petals as the caress of a loved one, Its elegance is the touch of life itself. The rose is a flower that has sparked the imagination and touched the hearts of so many people; there is no other flower that has been the highlight of a person’s day; the gift of love and happiness, bringing two people together, or the gift symbolizing the grief felt at the passing of somebody loved. The rose, this beautiful delicate flower is a flower more famous then any other in the whole world. The rose is the ultimate symbol of love, but not only that; a rose can be a little bit of a your heart given to another, such a small delicate flower but the meaning behind it can be enough to take your breath away.
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