Valentine’s Day has always been popular among romantic couples. It has also been commercialized to a fault, with prices of flowers skyrocketing a few days before Valentine’s giving no choice for consumers to buy and send flower philippines or else risk crushing the expectations of loved ones.
It has been a long-established practice to send flower philippines on Valentine’s Day. Roses are the most popular choice, dating back to 17th century when it was believed to be the most favorite flower of Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty. In fact, a single red rose couple with a few sprigs of Baby’s Breath flowers is the most preferred and popular gift for Valentine’s Day, often named the “signature rose” of most florists when they are asked which types are best to send flower philippines to.
The history of Valentine’s Day remains to be shrouded with mystery. In fact, the history of the most romantic day in the world is traced to three roots, with the history of Saint Valentine the priest the most widely-recognized. The day of hearts, celebrated every February 14th, is named after Saint Valentine. He was known to be a priest who served Catholic rites such as the Eucharist, baptism, anointing of the sick, confession and marriages during the third century in Rome. He was known to have defied Emperor Claudius II by performing marriages of young lovers in secret when the Emperor decided that single men should be made better soldiers than husbands, and outlawed marriage for young men. He decided that fortifying his army is more important than unions of lovers. Saint Valentine’s deeds were discovered and Emperor Claudius ordered he be put to death.
It is still in contest why valentine week is celebrated every February. It is believed it is in commemoration of Saint Valentine’s death, while others claim that the Catholic Church decided to celebrate his feast day in February to influence pagan celebrations in ancient Rome with Catholic rituals. During February, Romans celebrate the pagan Lupercalia festival, cleaning houses by sweeping them out and sprinkling salt and wheat in their interiors. It is a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, Roman god of agriculture.