(Jagran News Network): February 7 is special as it not just marks the beginning of the Valentine’s Week, but is also celebrated as Rose Day. What can be more symbolic of love than a red rose? Thousand words may fail you but a rose would do the trick if you want to convey your heart felt emotions. Symbolism is so deeply ingrained in this lovely flower, that each colour has a special message to convey.

What do colours say…

Red: Love, Courage & Passion.

Pink: Friendship, Gentility, Happy Feelings

Yellow: Friendship and Freedom

White: Spirituality, peace, acceptance (The bridal rose)

Lavender: Love at first sight

Orange: Passion

Black: Mourning

Green: Life, abundant growth, cheerfulness

What their numbers tell…

One: Love at the first sight; you are the one

Two: Mutual love between both, deeply in love with one another

Three:  I love you

Six: I want to be yours

Seven: I’m infatuated with you

Nine: An Eternal love, together as long as we live

Ten: You are perfect

Eleven:  You are my treasured one; the one I love most in my life

Twelve:  Be my steady

Thirteen: Secret Admirer

Fifteen:  I am sorry

Twenty: Trust Me Please

Twenty one:  I am devoted to you

Twenty four:  Thinking about you 24 hours a day!

Thirty Six:  I will remember our love

Forty:  My love for you is true

Ninety-nine: I will love you for as long as I live

101- You are my one and only love

108- Please marry me!

365- Can`t stop thinking about you, each and everyday

999- Everlasting and Eternal love


Rose Day Recipe

Rose Day can be made more interesting if you cook up a delightful dish for your ‘someone special’.  Try out this lip-smacking recipe.

Cheesy Rose Dumplings

Ingredients: 1 cup red rose petals
1 cup condensed milk
2 cups milk
1 tsp rose essence
½ cup chopped nuts
½ cup cottage cheese
1 tsp butter

Preparation:In a deep bottomed pan heat butter. Add nuts, sauté for a minute and keep aside. Now add cottage cheese, milk and cook till the mixture is reduced to its half. Add condensed milk, rose essence, rose petals, nuts and cook till the mixture becomes thick and starts leaving the sides of the pan. Remove from fire, cool a bit, make small round dumplings from your hands and serve.