you planning to send Valentine's Day flowers to a loved one on 14th
February to the southern suburbs, northern
suburbs or Atlantic seaboard in the Cape Town area or in a city or
town in the rest of South Africa?
This year Valentines Day falls on Wednesday 14 February 2018. Why not
send your loved one red roses or a gift during the week starting
from 8 February and make it a REAL UNEXPECTED surprise?
Do you want to deliver red roses
to someone special on
Day but do not know what the meaning and history is
History and meaning of St Valentine's Day
the centuries, February 14th has become firmly associated with love
and romance in every country around the world. Chocolates, flowers,
and gifts are exchanged between loved ones all over the world. In
most countries it is traditional to become engaged on Valentine's
Day. In Italy, Valentine's Day is a day when men and women listen to
music together and share poetry. In Victorian England, elaborate
Valentine's Day cards were shared with family and friends. In
Germany, flowers were sent. But who is this mysterious St Valentine
and why is this day celebrated world-wide up till today?
to some sources the roots of Valentine's Day are with Saint
Valentine, according to some stories a Roman priest who served
during the third century in Rome, who was killed for his faith on
February 14, 269 A.D. after he refused to worship pagan gods.
Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers
than those with wives and families and he outlawed marriage for
young, single men. Valentine further incurred the wrath of the
Emperor Claudius by helping young couples to get married in secret
against his wishes and ended up being beheaded. Before his
execution, Valentine had fallen in love with his jailer's daughter
who visited him during his confinement. Before his death Valentine
wrote her a letter and signed his final note to her "From Your
Valentine", a phrase that has lasted through the centuries. St.
Valentine's Day happened to fall on the Roman festival of Lupercalia,
a pagan festival to the god of fertility and a celebration of
sensual pleasure, a time to meet and court a prospective mate. In
496 AD, Pope Gelasius outlawed the pagan festival and decided to
replace it with a a similar celebration, although one deemed morally
suitable. He needed a "lovers" saint to replace the pagan
deity Lupercus and so the martyred Bishop Valentine was chosen as
the patron saint of the new Christian festival.
result wasn't what the Pope hoped for. As with many holidays, the
celebration of St. Valentine's Day became a mixture of the new
Christian rites as well as the older pagan rites of that same time
of year. Today lovers all over the world wait until Valentine's Day
to show someone special how much they really care. Gifts include
jewelry, teddies, chocolates, sparkling wine or the all-time
favourite - Red roses!
your red roses, flowers, chocs, teddies and sparkling wine online
via from Special Occasions florist in Cape Town. Send Valentine's
Day Roses and
flowers to Cape Town, South Africa and world-wide via Interflora