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The history of St Valentine’s Day varies from website to website. But the story we like most is that is came from the Roman times, when the Emperor Claudius (boo ) decided that single men made better soldiers than those married and as a result outlawed marriage for soldiers! But love being love, single soldiers wanted to marry their lovers. The priest, Valentine helped ensure these couples could marry. Valentine’s marriages were discovered by the Emperor, and Valentine was sentenced to death and thus created St. Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February, a day devoted to love and symbols of love (cheer).
And what more could symbolize love than a beautiful flower or bouquet of flowers. 12 red roses have come to be a signify symbol of love for many reasons including the completeness of 12 – 12 hours in the day, 12 months in the year and 12 Zodiac signs. Red roses are a symbol of passion and ideal for a Valentine’s Day Gift, yellow roses are a symbol of friendship and we all can do we that, and white roses are a symbol of purity, innocence and young love and loyalty. Or if you would prefer to buy a different gift we have menswear by Steeles, ladies fashion by Daisy or beauty gifts
Don’t forget that this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday in 2021. So make sure and have all your arrangements in place. You can buy Flowers Online from Churchview Flowers and you can buy Flowers Online from Flowers by Ann both or our florists are delivering on Sunday the 14th of February so make sure you have your order placed online.
St Valentine was exhumed, and his remains are now buried in Whitefriar Church in Dublin. Perhaps a destination for an outing in 2021 or 2022 for young old and middle age love.
We asked Barry Hughes our sage on all things musical, what is a popular love song for weddings, and in fairness he didn’t disappoint see Barry’s video below.