By Paula Green
Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us. The traditional colors for the fun-loving February 14 holiday are red, white, and pink. But, in honor of this holiday, we will “pink it up” in a “white-ful” way as we “red-y” ourselves for this colorful celebration.
Red roses symbolize energy, passion and deep love. Traditionally, red roses are reserved for intimate, romantic relationships. On the other hand, white roses show spiritual love, purity, reverence and humility. In addition, they can connote faithfulness, a valuable component in any love relationship. Pink roses might be a better choice for a friend or family member. This color speaks of affection, sweetness and understanding.
The color red is linked with strong emotions. As much as red signifies love, it can also have an opposite component. The idiom “to see red” means to become very angry and enraged. But then, when it comes to “old glory,” the American flag – the red color signifies hardiness and valor.
White usually represents innocence, which is why brides wear white on their wedding day. In Christianity, white is a symbol of holiness. It is the liturgical color of Christmas and Easter. Some folks find the color white to be bland, while others feel it can add a sense of space or highlights. As a result, designers often use white to make rooms seem more extensive and spacious.
The color pink is usually associated with women. It is considered to be the most delicate color. Pink has a tranquilizing effect on the mind. This color has been used on prison walls to reduce inmates' erratic behavior. Strangely, it is believed that pastries taste better in pink boxes and on pink plates. A pink ribbon is used to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness.
In addition to hearing about these lively colors, here is a little cherub tidbit. According to myth, Cupid was the son of Mercury, the winged messenger of the gods, and Venus, the goddess of love. Have you ever heard of Galentine's Day? Galentine's Day is like Valentine's Day, but it's for the gals. The holiday falls on February 13 each year, and it's geared towards celebrating women in your life. Best friends, sisters, moms, grandmas, you name it, is your chance to show them how much they mean to you.
Since we have explored some vibrant Valentine observations, we must now delve into this colorful query, get set to don those thinking caps because it's time to get a little trivial.
1. A single perfect red rose surrounded by baby’s breath is called what by florists______?
2. For those romantics at heart, what do X’s and O’s symbolize?
3. Sixty percent of America’s red roses are grown in this western state.
4. Bob Vinton famously sings the song Red Roses for a ________?
5. Which television show introduced us to Galentine’s Day?
6. He was an American entertainer with a variety show, and he closed his program every week
with the catchphrase, “Goodnight, and May God Bless."
7. In 1982, which male singer released the song White Wedding?
8. Saint Valentine was imprisoned for doing what with couples?
9. Composer Irvin Berlin famously wrote this December 25 holiday song, and it was also the name
of a 1954 film.
10. Name the English actor who starred in five of The Pink Panther films.
11. This Disney princess ate a poisoned blood-red apple given to her by an evil witch.
12. The singer Pink goes by this colorful title, but what is her given name?
13. Name the Valentine-themed tune sung by Sam Cooke. The Spinners also released their version of
14. He sang such hits as Can’t Get Enough of Your Love and My First, My Last, My Everything.
15. This idiom means you are happy with someone or somethings, perhaps to the point of
Answers: 1. signature rose 2. X’s kisses & O’s hugs 3. California 4. Blue Lady 5. Parks and Recreation 6. Red Skelton 7. Billy Idol 8. marrying them 9. White Christmas 10. Peter Sellers 11. Snow White 12. Alecia Beth Moore 13. Cupid 14. Barry White 15. tickled pink
Sources: colorcombos.com, theholidayspot.com, healthyhappyimpactful.com, verywellmind.com, thefactsite.com, idioms.thefreedictionary.com, justfunfacts.com