Love is in the air Nepalis!
Nepal is importing 160,000 rose stems worth NPR 15 million in view of Valentine’s Day 2019!
Out of the 200,000 stems to be sold on the day, 160,000 are being imported from India. The Himalayan nation imported roses worth NPR 12.5 million in 2018.
According to the Floriculture Association Nepal (FAN), these flowers are going to cost higher than last year due to significant rise in demand
FAN President Kumar Kasajoo Shrestha added that the price of roses is going to be higher this year as the flower’s prices have gone up in the international market.
Nepal trades NPR 200 million worth roses, every year. According to Shrestha, domestic production meets 20 percent of the market demand and the rest is imported.
Interestingly, Kathmandu Valley alone consumes over 60 percent of the imported roses.
Last year, roses were priced in the range of NPR 40-80, and the price is expected to go up to NPR 50-100 this year, showing an 15 percent year-on-year rise.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day is a western culture. However, it has become a fad in Nepal over the past couple of years.
Nepal’s floriculture business started in 2007 BS and has been flourishing with rapid urbanization, since then.
Nepali Sansar Readers, what are you planning to do this Valentine’s? Why not start tomorrow by gifting your loved one a rose on Rose Day – February 07, 2019!
Valentine’s day celebrations start a week in advance, with each day dedicated to a special thing.
Below is the schedule for Valentine’s Week 2019:
Day 1 – February 07, 2019 – On the occasion of Rose Day, people gift their loved ones roses to express their love for them and show how much they care. Preferably, people gift their loved ones red roses that denote romance.
Day 2 – February 08, 2019 – On Propose Day, people seize the opportunity to express their love for the first time or remind their loved ones of a proposal.
Day 3 – February 09, 2019 – Chocolate Day, as the name suggests, means gifting your loved one a box of their favorite chocolates. Use this day to pamper ‘your sweet tooth’ with a dose of sugar and coco!
Day 4 – February 10, 2019 – On Teddy Day, people gift their loved ones a teddy to express their love and comfort them even in their absence. It’s a sign of assurance that their presence will always be with their loved ones.
Day 5 – February 11, 2019 – Why not renew your love promises or wedding vows on Promise Day? Use this day to strengthen your bond and promise a commitment of a lifetime to your loved ones.
Day 6 – February 12, 2019 – A warm hug can relieve anyone of their worries, anger or hurt! Don’t lose this wonderful opportunity to tell your loved one how much they matter. Don’t forget to say sorry with a long, warm hug if you hurt them.
Day 7 – February 13, 2019 – Give your little one a kiss, which expresses your affection for them. Begin Kiss Day on a bright note with a loving kiss for your loved one.
And finally, on February 14, 2019 use the day of love to shower your loved one with all the love you have for them!
Nepali Sansar wishes its readers a Happy Valentine’s Week!