Valentine’s Day is a special date in the lives of people who are in love. It is celebrated on February 14th. Some people celebrate it by giving flowers and chocolate. Others have a romantic dinner. But what is the origin of Valentine’s Day?
The origin of the Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day has origins in the festival from the past. The festival we are talking about is the Roman festival of Lupercalia that took place in mid-February.
This festival was celebrating the arrival of spring and included fertility rites. Also, there was a lottery in which women were pared off with men. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I put the end to the festival. This is when St. Valentine’s Day replaced the Lupercalia.
This holiday became the day of romance starting from about the 14th century.
The name of this holiday has an interesting story. Although there were more than one Christian martyrs with the name Valentine, it is believed that the name came from the priest who was martyred about 270 CE by the emperor Claudius II Cothicus.
The legend says that the priest sent a letter to the daughter of his jailer and signed it “From your Valentine”. The two of them became friends and there are some stories that the priest healed the girl from blindness.
The other story says that the holiday got its name from St. Valentine of Terni, a bishop. There is some speculation that the two saints were the same man.
One more very popular story says that St. Valentine married couples in secrecy against the emperor’s orders. The husbands were in that way spared from war.
The different ways people celebrate Valentine’s
Valentine’s Day is celebrated worldwide regardless of its origin.
In some parts of the globe, Valentine’s Day is celebrated quite differently than usual.
The expression wearing your heart on a sleeve has a literal meaning in South Africa. There people wear their lover’s names on their sleeves. Women mostly do it but in some places, they are joined by men.
In Japan, women have to give chocolate to men. It is obligatory and every woman in the office has to give chocolate to their male coworkers. These chocolates are not very expensive. Men have to return the affection on White Day. It falls on March 14th. The gifts that the men give that day should be bigger in amount and value.
People in South Korea have a special tradition related to Valentine’s Day. Just like the Japanese, people from South Korea celebrate Valentine’s Day and White Day, but they also celebrate Black Day.
Black Day takes place on April 14th. People who haven’t received anything on previously mentioned days lament their single life by eating black noodles called jajangmyeon. The noodles are black, just like their hearts from sorrow.
Rent a limo for Valentine’s Day
There are many ways to make Valentine’s special. The ultimate way you can do it is by renting a limo. What shows to your partner that you want the best for them than a limo? It is an ultimate luxurious gift that will make your date and you feel like royalty.
Limo is a great surprise
You did it. You made a reservation for the restaurant people wait 3 months to eat in. The reservation is for Valentine’s Day and your loved one is delighted. This is a big victory and no one would expect you to do anything else.
Can you imagine the look on your date’s face when she or he sees a limo waiting in front of the door on that day? Some people don’t like surprises but a surprise limo is never a bad one. It adds magic to an already romantic date. It shows that you spent a bit of your time to prepare something special.
Limo elevates the date night
Limos take one of the most boring parts of a date night and make it unforgettable. It is never a mistake to rent one for your date night but a limo gives extra charm especially for Valentine’s date. Typically, the ride to your destination is not the most exciting thing in the world. But when you rent a limo the entire night becomes extremely fun.
You can listen to your song during the ride or watch your favorite movies. Some people connect over playing video games. You can do it in a limo too. Nothing is impossible when you rent a limo.
Limo offers stress-free transportation
Valentine’s Day tends to be extra crowded since many people are out and about. It makes driving even more stressful. When you rent a limo you don’t have to worry about traffic, parking, and valet.
Renting a limo ensures that all these worries go away. You don’t have to stress about how much you have had to drink. No more bickering about who the designated driver is. You will have a chauffeur at your disposal at all times. It is nice to know that a true professional is responsible for driving. You can drink and focus on having an amazing time not worrying about anything.
The romance is in the focus
During Valentine’s Day, people show each other how much they care. When you rent a limo you don’t have to worry about anything. You can focus on your partner. Sip champagne and play some music to set the mood for the night. This coupled with mood lighting in a limo sets the romantic mood for the rest of the night.
Limo provides ultimate comfort
The luxurious interior of a limousine or a luxury SUV provides ultimate comfort. When you get in you will be greeted with plush leather seats and more than enough room to stretch your legs. With all this extra space you will be able to relax on the way to your destination. When you rent a limo, you don’t have to worry if you are going to be able to fit into Uber or a taxi.
You can rent a limo for more than a day
Valentine’s Day celebration doesn’t have to be only during that day. People tend to plan the celebration as one special night but it doesn’t have to be like that. You can plan several special events or trips that will lead up to the actual date night. Hire a limo to make Fsure your special someone makes it to every surprise you had planned. It can be a bit pricy to rent a limo for a long period so make sure that your budget can handle it.
A limousine will make Valentine’s Day even more special than it already is. It is a great surprise that puts romance in focus. You don’t have to worry about drinking and driving. There is no need for a designated driver or finding a spot to park during a busy day such as Valentine’s. When you rent a limousine, you travel in ultimate comfort and style. You and your better half will have a magic date which doesn’t have to be simply a dinner. The limo will take you wherever you want to go. It is a great ingredient for a magical Valentine’s.