St Valentine’s Day

St Valentine’s Day

St Valentine’s Day is the world’s “Day of Love”

This Valentines Day will be limited to delivery only service with no retail trading, click & collect service not permitted as per current restrictions.

 

Just for you here are some facinating facts about this day.

Red roses were said to be the favourite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Also, red is a colour that signifies strong feelings.

There are more roses sold on Valentine’s Day throughout the world, than there are for the other 364 days of the year.

The remains of St. Valentine are in Ireland since 1836.

Gfted to an Irish priest Fr. John Spratt by Pope Gregory XVI now housed at the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel also known as Whitefriar Sreet Church Dublin 8.

Sealed with an X. Do you know how an X started representing a kiss?

This tradition started with the medieval practice of allowing those who could not write to sign documents with an “X”. This was done before witnesses, and the signer placed a kiss upon the “X” to show sincerity.