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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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!
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.
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!
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!