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Remembering Saint Valentine – Celebrating Love.

At Te Puke Florist, all of our gifts are wrapped with love. Valentine's Day, the 14th of February is coming up next week.

Valentine's Day is the celebration of love and here is the story of how it all started.

The history of Valentine’s Day dates back to the third century BC when the Roman Empire was ruled by a king named Claudius II. A mercilessness king, he was nicknamed as 'Claudius the Cruel ' as he fought a number of wars. During these wars, he lost a lot of soldiers and people became reluctant to join his Army. Claudius believed that men did not want to leave their love and family behind so he cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome.

A Christian Priest named Valentine stood for the cause of Love. He began to marry the soldiers secretly despite the orders of Claudius. Claudius placed Valentine behind bars and deemed that Valentine would be put to death.

Valentine gave his life for the cause of Love and was executed because he helped young couples to get bonded together in nuptial bond.

Valentine's festivities start a week before Valentines Day, which is commonly known as Valentine’s Week. Each day has its own significance.

7 February – Rose Day

8 February – Propose Day

9 February – Chocolate Day

10 February – Teddy Day

11 February – Promise Day

12 February – Hug Day

13 February – Kiss Day

14 February – Valentine’s Day

In the lead up to Valentine's Day, we wish you all much love.

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