Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the luxury and comfort of Royal Limo Vancouver!
Feb 14 each year is a time for romance. Millions of people all over the globe wait for this one romantic day to spend with their loved one. Affectionate kissing is common, candies are consumed, and gifts are exchanged. Moreover, almost everyone goes out for dinner. Most people think that Valentine’s Day has some romantic history in evolution, but the history reveals otherwise.
During the Roman era, mid-February was a holiday called Lupercalia; the holiday celebrated fertility and couples were paired off randomly after their names were selected from a secret box. Next door in ancient Greece, they celebrated the marriage of goddess Hera to god Zeus at the same time. But how did valentine day come about? Well it depends what you read and whom you believe. The two common tales are listed below:
It appears that Saint Valentine’s Day was a day of feast among the Catholics who commemorated the day for two martyred priests – one of whom was Valentine. There are conflicting reports about why and how these two priests were martyred- but to cut the long story short, that feast day was then removed from the Christian liturgical calendar about half a century ago. Some historians state that Saint Valentine refused to convert to paganism and was executed by the Roman Emperor Claudius ll. While in jail awaiting his execution, it is claimed that St Valentine helped heal the daughter of the jailer, who then converted to Christianity.
Well, other historians say that is hogwash. In fact St. Valentine was a Roman priest who conducted weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry; due to a prior edit from a Roman Emperor stating that soldiers could not marry because that would not make good soldiers. St Valentine went against the wishes of the emperor and continued to perform the wedding ceremonies, during which he also handed out paper hearts to remind the soldiers of their love of god. And that is how St Valentine’s Day evolved.
Over the centuries st Valentine day has been celebrated by people globally to solidify the love connection between two partners. With time, there was more razzmatazz added to St Valentine’s Day with the introduction of music, chocolates, food, spending a romantic evening and making love. Then money hungry westerners heard of Valentine’s Day and made it complete with the introduction of valentine day cards, sexy costumes, condoms, and sex toys.
No matter what, the history is Valentine’s Day is one which most people look forward to. It is a day of laughter, food, music, and romance. So if you are taking someone out on Valentine day, call Royal Limos Vancouver and make it complete with a luxury night out in a stretch limo or an SUV.