What and when is Valentine’s day?
Valentine’s day, also called the feast of Saint Valentine, is a day celebrated annually on the 14th of February in which couples express their love for one another through exchanging flowers, chocolates and cards. Originating from the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which celebrated the beginning of spring through fertility rites and coupling men and women off by means of a lottery.
Valentine’s day in UAE
Couples celebrate the day by exchanging cards, flowers, chocolates of other small gifts. Cards, often including the greeting ‘Happy Valentine’s day’ and poems and messages about love, can be signed or left anonymous by the sender. The occasion is also celebrated by going for a nice meal, enjoying a weekend away together or going to see a romantic movie at the cinema.
Restaurants offer special Valentine’s menus so it is always a good idea to call your favourite restaurant to see if they can give you dinner idea quotes. Red and pink are the two colours most associated with Valentine’s day and hearts of these colours become apparent in shops and restaurants.
Large retail chains such as Lulu Hypermarket, Carrefour, Pandora, Malabar Gold & Diamonds or Ajmal Perfumes issue special Valentines offers, and discount leaflets aimed at couples looking for gift ideas. Other than cards, the best-selling products are chocolates, flowers and perfumes.
It is becoming a busier time for shops as more people are choosing to celebrate Valentine’s day. You can find gifts for him and her on Top-offers.ae which offers you an overview of the best offers and discounts via the leaflets issued by your favourite shops.