NATIONAL RED ROSE DAY
Each year on June 12th, people in the United States recognize National Red Rose Day. Today honors the flower that is a symbol of love and romance, the red rose. The rose is also the June birth flower.
Red roses were used in many early cultures as decorations in wedding ceremonies and wedding attire. It was through this practice that, over the years, the red rose became known as a symbol of love and romance. The tradition of giving red roses as the strongest message of love is still practiced today.
Red roses offer more than the message of love. They are also known for their fragrance and are cultivated for perfumes as well as brewing healing teas. Furthermore, roses come in a wide variety of cultivars. From low growing shrubs with dainty blossoms to long-stemmed robust plants, roses offer deep scarlets and bright berry colored reds.
In June, red roses are in bloom in flower gardens across the United States, and their beauty and sweet scent fill the air with happiness.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalRedRoseDay
Do you have a favorite red rose or grow your own? Share your favorite red rose photos or even give a red rose to some you care about. Other ways to celebrate include:
- Plant a red rose shrub or vine.
- Learn more about the types of red roses.
- Visit a rose garden. We’ve found 7 of the Most Beautiful Rose Gardens in the country for you to explore.
- Call your favorite florist and order red roses to be sent to a teacher, first responder, or local hero.
- Press a red rose to dry it and preserve it for later enjoyment.
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NATIONAL RED ROSE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this flowering holiday.
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