A Look at Rose Ceremonies
This ritual is performed at naming day celebrations, to signify
love, unity, acceptance, beauty and hope.
A rose (or number o roses) are given to the parents of the child
having the naming day ceremony. The parents hold the roses, make
wishes for their child, and then pass them to other family members
or friends, to create a sense of unity.
A variation on this ceremony, is to give the guests or family
members roses prior to the commencement of the ritual. They in-turn
bless the roses by holding them and making a wish or pledge, and
then pass them to the parents of the child at the centre of the
The roses can then placed in a vase at the conclusion of the
naming day, and eventually dried and placed in a book or frame
as an eternal reminder of their symbolism.