Red Rose Day
When : Always June 12th
Red Rose Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate America's favorite flower.....the red rose. A red rose signifies love. A June setting for Red Rose Day is very appropriate, as this is by far the most popular month for weddings. And, they are in bloom in the gardens across America this month.
In addition to being the most popular cut flower, roses are also the most popular flower in flower beds and around foundation of houses, garages and sheds. They are easy to grow, producing a bounty of sweet scented flowers from June up to the first frost.
Did you know? Each rose color sends a different meaning to the recipient. Make sure you send the right message.
Roses - Significance and Meaning of Each Color
Roses come in a wide range of colors. Each different color has a different meaning, or significance. It sends a silent, yet extremely important message from the sender to receiver.
Who originally defined the rose color meanings? We don't know. But, make sure you are sending the right message when you select roses for someone. Otherwise, he or she will get the wrong message!
Guys, rest assured ..... SHE knows the meaning of every rose color. But, she is only looking for one... the red rose.
Rose Color Meaning
Red Nothing sends the message of love more clearly, than a red rose. Make that a dozen! The meaning of this rose color is quite clear. Red roses represent love, beauty, courage and respect.
White White is the color of purity and innocence. It also represents silence or secrecy, reverence and humility.
Pink Appreciation,"Thank you", grace, perfect happiness, and admiration
Dark Pink Send roses of this color to show appreciation or gratitude.
Light Pink admiration, sympathy
Yellow Joy, gladness, friendship, delight, the promise of a new beginning
Orange Desire, and enthusiasm
Red and White Given together, these signify unity.
Red Rosebud A symbol of purity and loveliness
White Rosebud Symbolic of girlhood
Thornless Rose Signifies "Love at first sight".
Celebrate Red Rose Day by:
Buying red roses for someone special or for yourself.
Planting roses around your yard. Buy Rose Bushes
Learn more on how to grow roses
The Origin of Red Rose Day:
The date for this special day is all over the map (errr, calendar). June 12th is by far the most common date for this day. And, it's logical, as roses are in full bloom in June.
We did not find any information on the creation of this day in the U.S. This holiday may have been imported from Australia. The Cystic Fibrosis foundation in Australia holds a Red Rose Day and Week. The day varies each year.
This Day in History June 12
Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau. (1429)
England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam). (1655)
French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg – James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences. (1758)
American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged. (1755)
The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted. (1776)
American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor – Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their positions at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south. (1864)
John Lee Richmond pitches baseball's first "Perfect Game". (1880)
New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200. (1899)
Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor. (1939)
The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York. (1939)
World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux. (1940)
Holocaust: Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday. (1942)
Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). 1,180 Jews are led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot. (1943)
American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan. (1944)
Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him the youngest non-martyr saint in the Roman Catholic Church. (1954)
Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith. (1963)
Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa. (1964)
The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional. (1967)
Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet's atmosphere and successfully return data). (1967)
David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings. (1978)
Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. (1987)
Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic. (1991)
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in wrongful death civil suit. (1994)