Ahead of Valentine’s Day, the price of rose has increased from Rs 2 on January 31 to Rs 5 on February 10. The rise in its price is due to a rise in demand.
The rose flowers are supplied by farmers to dealers and vendors from far-flung areas in Ranchi and Kolkata. “The suppliers are selling at high prices. We have no choice but to raise its price”, said a vendor in Kanke road, Ranchi.
Most buyers of rose are young students of colleges and students in Ranchi and its adjoining areas of Jharkhand. “ The demand is high for red rosebuds”, said a vendor.
The red rose symbolises romance, love, beauty, and courage. A red rose bud signifies beauty and purity.
Incidentally, Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on February 14. It is organised as a Christian feast day honouring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. Through later folk traditions, it has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and live in regions of the world including Bengal, UP, Bihar, and Jharkhand in India.
In any case, rose lovers associated with The Rose Society, Ranchi organises rose shows at Ranchi club.