Valentine's Day roses and flowers Cape Town, South Africa
Send Valentine's Day flowers to Cape Town, South Africa

 
Are 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 Tuesday 14 February 2017. Why not send your loved one red roses or a gift during the week starting from 9 February and make it a REAL UNEXPECTED surprize?
Do you want to deliver red roses to someone special on
Valentine's Day but do not know what the meaning and history is of Valentine's Day?  

The History and meaning of St Valentine's Day

Over 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?

According 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.

The 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!  

Order 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