Happy Valentines Day!!
“Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.”- William Shakespeare
Every year, on the 14th of February, couples across the world come together and celebrate one of the most loved holidays out there; Valentines Day! Flowers, Chocolate gifts are exchanged among one another and all in the name of St Valentine. Who is he though and where did all these traditions come from?
Little is known about Saint Valentine, in fact, all we know about the history is based on legends. Here are the 2 most famous ones!
Regardless of the tales, they both emphasize Valentines fight for love & romance.
Nowadays, Valentines Day is globally celebrated! From the 17th Century onward, it became popularized in Great Britain! By the middle of the 18th century, it became more common for lovers of all social classes to start exchanging small tokens of affection i.e. gifts, chocolates or handwritten notes. 1900’s is where everything changed, cards were being printed for a way for people to say things they’re shy to unable to express.
Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.
Whether it is you’re taking your special one for a meal, a holiday or simply having a quiet night in together, We at the United Lodge Hotel wish you a Happy Valentines Day filled with lots of love and happiness!