Rose Day (February 7)
Check out the weird holiday Rose Day on February 7. Learn the history of Rose Day, and get ideas on how to celebrate it.
One weird holiday on February 7 is Rose Day. Check out the other weird February holidays!
History of Rose Day
February 7 marks the beginning of the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, which is why it was chosen to be a holiday celebrating roses.
The other holidays during this week are:
- Feb 8: Propose Day
- Feb 9: Chocolate Day
- Feb 10: Teddy Day
- Feb 11: Promise Day
- Feb 12: Hug Day
- Feb 13: Kiss Day
During the Victorian era (the 1820-1880), the nobility of England exchanged roses and other flowers to communicate unspoken feelings. Each color of rose means something else, and the deeper the color, the stronger the passion:
- Red – love, romance
- White – marriage, purity, innocence
- Orange – desire, excitement, energy
- Yellow – friendship, cheer
- Pink – grace, elegance
- Lavendar: enchantment, love at first sight
There was also the fact that the number of roses meant something else, too. Entire books were published about the language of flowers, also known as floriography. Between 1827 and 1923, there were at least 98 different flower dictionaries in circulation.
You can use roses on today to celebrate your loved one by sending them a big bouquet in their favorite colors.
Ideas for Rose Day
Here are some ideas for how you can celebrate this weird holiday with yourself or your loved ones.
Easy DIY Bath Bombs (How to Make Homemade Bath Bombs)
These moisturizing DIY Bath Bombs are simple to make and are perfect on Rose Day for soothing dry, scaly, itchy winter skin. Homemade bath bombs also make a great gift idea!
How to Make Simple but Beautiful Map Roses
The problem with gifting roses is they decay, die, and smell terrible. So for Rose Day, instead use old road maps to make everlasting beautiful map roses.
Homemade DIY Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe
This homemade DIY Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub recipe is super simple to make on Rose Day gift on Valentine's Day! Made with simple all natural ingredients and essential oils, to help moisturize your dry skin.
Easy paper rose craft and gift - a floral picture frame with video tutorial
Paper rose crafts always seem to be trending! They are so much fun to make and so pretty – it’s easy to see why they are such a favorite! Make this easy rose-themed gift on Rose Day.
Maple Leaf Roses
Making roses - or even full bouquets - from fallen leaves is a fun Rose Day craft. Here is how you can make your own Maple Leaf Roses.
3 Ingredient Refreshing Rose Face Mask
This all natural beauty treatment gently exfoliates and moisturizes in just 5 minutes! It's the perfect way to pamper yourself at the end of Rose Day.
30 Spellbinding Roses Wallpaper Backgorunds For iPhone
If you are looking for the most beautiful rose wallpapers for Rose Day, check out these breathtaking HD roses wallpaper backgrounds that you can download instantly for free!
How To Make Grocery Store Flowers Look Expensive
A beautiful floral arrangement for Rose Day doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Learn how to make grocery store flowers look expensive with these best tips and tricks!
How to Make Rose Water
This year on Rose Day, make this homemade rose water. It's a simple process that captures the fragrant essence of roses, distilling them into a light, colorless herbal remedy that you can use in both homemade cosmetics as well as in culinary applications, such as pastries or drinks.
Fabric Softener Sheet Flowers DIY
This year on Rose Day, use extra-scented floral dryer sheets to make scented flowers! You can do roses or any other types of flowers with this tutorial.
7 Amazing Rose Oil Benefits For Skin Care
This year on Rose Day, discover these seven amazing rose essential oil, or absolute benefits, and learn more about how this prized plant can be used daily, from your skincare to your hair care routine to supporting your general happiness.
How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers
Learn how to make easy Tissue Paper Flowers for Rose Day! They’re so much fun and perfect for kids to make for an easy gift! Get the full printable instructions!
How to Make Paper Rosettes: Beautiful Paper Rosette Wall Decor
Theses beautiful paper rosettes are the perfect craft for Rose Day! You can use them to make centerpieces, wall decor, and even an ugly Christmas sweater!
DIY Julep Rose Heart Arrangements
Here is a cute, cost efficient floral arrangement that can be made several days ahead of your Rose Day celebrations or any other event!
Rose Scented Shortbread
This Rose Scented Shortbread has a delicate floral scent that’s perfect with a cup of tea on Rose Day.
5-Minute Caffeine Free Rose Latte Recipe with Vanilla
The floral flavor of rose is balanced by creamy vanilla and earthy rooibos in this 5-minute caffeine free rose latte recipe. It's a great way to wake up on Rose Day!
These pralines roses or French pink pralines are a delicious sweet treat from Lyon in France. With just four ingredients they are a cheap and impressive no bake dessert for Rose Day.
Baked Pasta Roses
This baked pasta roses recipe from Emilia-Romagna is so simple yet delicious and looks beautiful too! You're family will love having it for dinner on Rose Day.
Valentine’s Day Wreath DIY with Felt Rosettes
This show stopping felt rosette Valentine’s Day wreath is adorable with all of the felt flowers, cute little arrow, and it even lights up! This is a great DIY project to make on Rose Day and then use to decorate your front door for Valentine’s Day!
Lemon and Lime Butter Cookie Rosettes
Lemon and Lime Butter Cookie Rosettes are the perfect Rose Day buttery cookies, flavored with refreshing lemon or lime, piped into rosettes. The cookies are sandwiched with citrus icing that dries firm, giving each delicious bite a sweet and sour crunch!
Air Fryer Apple Roses
Air Fryer Apple Roses are sweet apple slices held together with fluffy puff pastry to form a gorgeous-looking apple dessert for Rose Day. With flavors of cinnamon, apples, powdered sugar wrapped in a golden brown crust, these air fryer apple roses taste amazing!
Pistachio Rose Muffins
These Perfect Pistachio Rose Muffins are fantastic for Rose Day brunch or any time you want to feel a little fancy! No pudding, just real pistachios and rosewater for the best flavor possible.
Lychee Rose Cake
This lychee rose cake has plenty of rose-scented cake and buttercream, with a hidden treasure of lychee bits on the inside! It's the perfect Rose Day dessert.
Watermelon Rose Cooler
Enjoy this sweet, floral Watermelon Rose Cooler on Rose Day! Fresh watermelon juice is spritzed with limes and rose water. With only four ingredients and ready in 5 minutes, this drink is easy to whip up for guests with cocktail and wine cooler options.
DIY Rose Heart Bath Bombs Recipe
These homemade bath bombs with rose flower petals, are super simple to make and so nice to add to a hot bath on Rose Day! Made with all natural ingredients, they make a perfect gift too!
These vegan rosewater cupcakes are so pretty, unique, tasty and easy to make for Rose Day!
Raspberry Rose Tarts with Video
Raspberry Rose Tarts are as delicious as they are gorgeous for Rose Day. A cookie crust is filled with rosewater-scented raspberry curd and topped with a raspberry cream rose.
Rose Chocolate Love Bark
Use edible roses, dark chocolate, and white chocolate to make this Rose Chocolate Love Bark for Rose Day!
DIY Flower Pot String Cheese Wrappers
Make healthy snacks fun on Rose Day with these Flower pot String Cheese Wrappers!
How to Make a Salami Rose
Forget flowers on Rose Day, a true path to someone’s heart is learning how to make a salami rose bouquet for your charcuterie boards.
How to make rose candy pops for Valentine's Day. Chocolate flowers.
These chocolate rose candy pops for Valentine’s Day or Rose Day are sweet and easy to make.
Rose Shortbread Cookies
These Rose Shortbread Cookies are so pretty and are perfect for teatime on Rose Day. The cookies are flavored with a hint or rosewater for a flavor that is as delicate as the design.
Irresistible Roasted Potato Bacon Roses
These deliciously roasted potato bacon roses are perfect for a romantic dinner, or a party, on Rose Day. You will see that these roses may look really fancy, but they are quick and easy to make.
Cardamom Rose Energy Balls
These Cardamom Rose Energy Balls are an upscale twist on the classic protein ball, perfect for Rose Day!
MINI ROSE COOKIES -- Buttercream frosting flowers on sugar cookies.
Mini rose cookies are so easy to decorate and perfect for a Rose Day treat.
Chocolate Roses Recipe Perfect for Mother's Day
Flowers and chocolates are traditionally given on Rose Day and Valentine's Day. This year, with a little effort, you can combine the two and make Rich Chocolate Roses instead. Your thoughtfulness will certainly be appreciated!
How to Make Rose Infused Vodka
All it takes is a little time, a little vodka and some rose petals for this delicate Rose Vodka. It's ready in just 3-5 days! It's one way to celebrate Rose Day.
Rose Ice Cream Recipe (No Churn)
Rose Ice Cream recipe is heavenly on Rose Day! It is a no churn ice cream that is light, velvety and smooth with just a hint of rose water, vanilla and tinted the lightest pink with Hibiscus powder, topped with chopped pistachios and edible rose petals; this ice cream is so delicate, rich, unique, and so…delicious!
Baked Apple Roses Recipe
Use leftover sliced apples on Rose Day to assemble super quick cinnamon sugar Baked Apple Roses.
Beet Latte with Rose
This beet latte (with rose) combines black tea, rosebuds, beetroot powder, and milk. Enjoy making this frothy pink drink at home on Rose Day!
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