The famous poem “The Red Rose” by Robert Burns popularized red rose as symbolism of love and loveliness. It is interesting to note that red rose, as a symbol of beauty, caught the imagination of people across cultures and religions to become universal symbol of love.
With the popularity of Valentine’s Day, red roses are usually given as a present to loved ones or as a romantic gesture. Also, red roses are commonly used in bouquets, centerpieces, and decorations at many festive occasions.
Deep red roses are usually associated with love, bright red with passion and cardinal red roses with desire. A few people also associate red rose with courage, strength, and creativity.
February 7 is celebrated as the Red Rose Day to mark the beginning of Valentine’s Week.