Rose Day (Photo Credit: Instagram@pankaj.jpeg)
Who dislikes February? The month not only marks the onset of spring but is itself the month of love i.e. Valentine’s Week starting off with the most beautiful creations of all, roses. Gifting someone flowers was never just a gift — each flower had a secret meaning that could be used to convey to your sweetheart how you really felt. Not only was the manner of delivery and arrangement meaningful, but the type and color of your flowers meant the difference between saying "I'm sorry" and "I love you." Roses did, as they do today, symbolize love. But whether it's friendship or romantic love depends on the shade of the rose. Hence, Rose day hence is the perfect day to remind someone that they are loved, with a show of something virtual and beautiful.
Let us debunk the awry practise that Valentine’s week is solely for the romantically involved because love can be with your family, relatives, friends and so on. So, how do you choose a colour from the variety of rose colours to give someone? This is what the different colours of roses mean this Rose Day:
Red Rose: The most obvious, the red rose is used as a means of expression to show your feelings to someone. So, go out, buy the bouquet for your crush you have been wanting to ask out for a long time, he/she is sure to get the sign.
Yellow Rose: The colour of friendship, give you friends the fellow rose this Valentine’s week to show them that they are loved and valued.
Orange Rose: A colour that is a mixture of red and yellow, orange roses stands for extreme emotions and passion. They are the right colour to congratulate someone or show someone that you are proud of what they have done or achieved.
White Rose: We often see weddings being surrounded by white roses or flowers this is because white marks the beginning of a new journey. They are hence the right colour to bandage old wounds you have had with someone but haven’t have had the courage to make up.
Pink/lavender Roses: When you ‘like’ or ‘adore’ someone, pink/lavender roses are the right pick. Give it to you friend, partner, family member to let them know that you adore them and are thankful to have them in your lives
Blue Roses: Blue roses therefore embody the desire for the unattainable. It means "I can't have you but I can't stop thinking about you".
Green Roses: Green signifies harmony, opulence and fertility. It also indicates peace and tranquility.
Peach Roses: Sweet and understated, this variety signifies modesty, sincerity, and gratitude. Send these flowers in place of a thank you note to tell people how you really feel.
So, what colour of roses are you buying this Valentine’s Week?