National Peace Rose Day
National Peace Rose Day is observed next on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 (216 days from today).
It is a special day to honor and celebrate the hybrid tea rose, a breed of light-yellow or cream-colored flowers.
The hybrid tea rose has petals with crimson pink edges. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also known to be hardy, strong and resistant to diseases. Therefore, National Peace Rose Day is chosen on April 29th every year.
Why National Peace Rose Day?
National Peace Rose Day on the last 3rd day of April, is dedicated to honoring and celebrating a pale yellow to cream flower whose petals have rosy edges and are crimson. The peace rose is a beautiful flower, loved by many for its characteristic hardy nature. They also thrive and are resistant to attack by disease. Celebrated every year, National Peace Rose Day honors a famous and fruitful garden rose.
The National Peace Rose has its origins in Francis Meilland, a French gardener known for growing this flower between 1935 and 1939. Seeing the possibility that France was invaded by German troops with the intent intending to protect the new rose, Meilland sent flower cuttings to his associates in Italy, Turkey, Germany, and the United States. The cuttings were sent to the Americans via the last of their planes just before the German invasion.
Each country with a peace commission is renamed a rose. France calls it Madame A. Meilland in honor of Meilland's mother, aka the breeder. Gioia in the Italians refers joy, while Gloria Dei in the Germans refers to the glory of God. In America, people call the peace rose an act that later became the flower of America.
When World War II in Europe ended, peace became the trade name and was finally proclaimed on April 29, 1945. Conrad Pyle Co declared it in 1945.
Peace roses were handed out to delegates attending the inauguration ceremony. Delegates coming from the United Nations in San Francisco hope that they can draw people attention to an endless peace in the world.
History of National Peace Rose Day
Francis Meilland was not only a French horticulturist but also was the founder of the Peace Rose. He crossed the Margaret McGredy rose with another seedling. He named the rose Madame A. Meilland, after his late mother.
Before the invasion of Germans, Meilland protected the new flower by quickly sending some cuttings to Italy, Turkey, Germany and the United States. It is in different countries that the rose has been given different names. Its official name in France is Madame A. Meilland, in honor of the breeder's mother. In Italy, it is named “Gioia,” which means “joy.” In Germany, it is called "Gloria Dei," which means "glory to God." In the United States, it is named Peace Rose.
In the United States, Robert Pyle of the Conard Pyle Company, based in Pennsylvania, gave it the American name in 1945. During the outbreak of war in Europe, Pyle planted roses and sent samples to the American Rose Society for review. After leaving France, he contacted and announced Meilland that the rose would be introduced to the American at the end of the war. Pyle used the name 'Peace' for the rose in honor of the impending global peace. These roses were presented to each delegate at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations in 1945 in honor of the surrender of Germany.
As the result, National Peace Rose Day is an opportunity to recognize the rose's name and its symbolism.
How to celebrate National Peace Rose Day
- Collect and give peace roses
Do you have any interesting idea for celebrating National Peace Rose Day? and involve taking the time to go around and give people peace rose, with the intention of bringing the mind and heart of they move towards the idea of world peace. While doing this trip, be sure to record on video so you can share with friends and loved ones.
- Post on social media
Moreover, you can share your thoughts and some photos on social media with using the hashtag #NationalPeaceRoseDay. As far as you know the social media is the fastest and easiest way to spread a wide audience without any big money. Posting on social media sends the message that National Peace Rose Day is truly special and worth celebrating.
- Learn about its history
In addition, you can surf web in order to get more knowledge about the history of these rose. Do not forget sharing what you learn with others. All information about this special flower can be found through internet including its origin, the name the flower has undergone, its amazing mysteries and concepts based on related countries.
ObservedNational Peace Rose Day has been observed annually on April 29th.
Thursday, April 29th, 2021
Friday, April 29th, 2022
Saturday, April 29th, 2023
Monday, April 29th, 2024
Tuesday, April 29th, 2025