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The Many Symbol Of Roses
 by: Deirdre Gonzalez

Flowers have become a very popular type of gift used around the world. In the Philippines, flowers have also been as much popular in other countries. Some of the most popular types of flowers in the market are roses philippines. Why roses?

Roses have long been known as gifts around the Philippines. Flower shops often feature these flowers as their main item. In popular events such as Valentine's Day, roses, particularly the red ones, are always in huge demands across the country. In other events such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and many more other events, roses have also been a popular choice.

However, other than just gifts, roses have also been known across the world as a symbol. Although roses philippines are popular in the country as a gift, many countries around the world have come to consider the roses for its significance in their history.


Floriography or the language of flower is a popular practice which became popular in Victorian era. This practice involves the use of flowers as a way to convey a feeling or an emotion which is usually more appropriately seen than heard. Roses have also been popularly used in this practice. Although the practice has now been widely forgotten, there are still several flowers used in this sense. One of them are roses.

Roses are still used because of their meaning and symbol in floriography such as the red roses which still symbolized love and deep respect. The reason why red roses are still known for its symbol is because of Valentine's Day in which highlighted the use of red roses as their primary gift. This is also the reason why many couples would give red roses as gift.

As symbol of socialism

Other than love and respect, the red rose have also been known as the symbol of socialism or social democracy. It is used by the British, Irish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Brazilian, Dutch, Bulgarian and other European labour, socialist or social democratic parties, mostly adopted in the period after World War II.

As symbol for goddesses

Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty. Because of this long understanding, the rose became sacred to a number of goddesses, including Isis and Aphrodite, and is often used as a symbol of the Virgin Mary which is why many Filipinos offer roses philippines in Mother Mary's day.

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Deirdre Gonzales is a business entrepreneur from Cebu City Philippines. She's now based in Florida and writes in her spare time for various websites including
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