The number 18 has a when it comes to flowers in particular, In a "Debut" (Philippine coming of age ceremony) scenario, 18 roses are meant to signify the 18 most important people in your life be they family, friends, relatives or partners.
In the Jewish tradition, 18 is the Hebrew word for alive is a rough translation of the number 18 so multiples of 18 are often used as gifts to celebrate life. In China, the number 18 is also very lucky and signifies prosperity, to that end items with the number 18 often sell at a higher price, this applies to seats at events, property on 18th floors, even food is sold in 18 count sometimes. In our more common usage of the number eighteen it reflects the legal coming of age in the United States and to some degree, the age at which kids mature into adults! Regardless of why you believe in the number, 18 roses or other flowers gifted in an 18 count are a great way to pass along sentiments of luck and prosperity.
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