The lovely meaning of red roses on Valentine’s

A few things may come to mind when we think of Valentine’s Day. Love, chocolate, maybe just Netflix? Depending on your personal taste, Valentine’s Day might…
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What’s the meaning of the red rose on Valentine’s Day and why has this gesture become such an important symbol of love? (Photo: Shutterstock)

A few things may come to mind when we think of Valentine’s Day. Love, chocolate, maybe just Netflix?

Depending on your personal taste, Valentine’s Day might be celebrated with a significant other, a family member, a best friend or simply on your own.

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But one thing has always been consistent every February 14th and that’s the red rose and its symbol of love and romance.

Red roses are a cliche gift,

One red rose symbolizes love. (Photo: Shutterstock)

We decided to look a bit further into the meaning of this lovely gesture and found out why the red rose has become such an important symbol of love.

Roses have been around for more than 35 million years and can be found in various places around the world.

According to ProFlowers, the red rose started off in the Greek and Roman times in connection with Aphrodite and Venus –the two goddesses of Love.

It was later incorporated in Shakespeare’s work and used to symbolize passion and affection.

From then on the world adopted the red rose into a worldwide symbol of love.

Anything from a deep burgundy color to a bright red can be found in the aromatic flower.

You’d be surprised to know that even the quantity of roses has a meaning.

One rose demonstrates love, two tied together represents an engagement, a dozen portrays gratitude and thanks, 25 are reserved for a congratulate event and 50 shows unconditional and passionate love.

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So for this February 14th, think carefully about who you want to give a red rose to… and how many would deliver just the right message!

On that note, have a Happy Valentine’s Day!