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Valentine Week rose day

New Delhi, Feb 7 (): Rose Day is celebrated on 7th of February every year and ‘Rose Day’ marks the beginning of Valentine Week. Rose Day is celebrated across the world by millions of people, which is a perfect day to admire one’s friends, family members, lovers or special ones with a great bunch of flowers.

Valentine week 2013 – special days as below:

February 7, 2013: Rose Day
February 8, 2013: Propose Day
February 9, 2013: Chocolate Day
February 10, 2013: Teddy Day
February 11, 2013: Promise Day
February 12, 2013: Hug Day
February 13, 2013: Kiss Day
February 14, 2013: Valentine Day

As the Valentine week started and with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the local flower shop owners are beginning to prepare for what is their busiest day of the year.

In India, Bangalore and Pune are the India’s largest floriculture clusters and exports of roses flourish ahead of Valentine’s Day. Both the regions use a total area of 500 hectares of land for floriculture  and Pune remains the rose capital of the country.

With both domestic and foreign markets requiring large quantities of flowers for Valentine’s Day, farmers in Pune and Bangalore have been working overtime for the past few weeks to supply roses on time for Valentine’s Day.

Flower shop owners said orders for the special day have already started. They say Valentine’s Day is unique as the rush of customers looking for flowers is more only over the last few days of the Valentine’s week, rather than beginning from the start of the Valentine week. Of course, the big demand is for roses.

Savita, a Pune based florist, said: “The customers vary from ages of 18 years to mid-thirties. During Valentine’s Day we get an additional demand of three to four times more than what we usually get.”

Experts say this year, the crop is expected to reap more profits for them, as the winter has produced better quality roses.