S. Valentines 2020
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What is Valentine's Day?
St Valentine's Day is an annual event to celebrate your love, friendship and admiration for a special person.
Every year on 14th February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to your loved one.
Couples send Valentine's Day cards and flowers, take their loved ones out to eat and dedicate time together to honour their love for each other.
So how did Valentine's Day come about?
Valentine's Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century.
There are many stories about St Valentine and over time these stories grew into the legend we know today.
At the time of Valentine's life, many Romans were converting to Christianity, but the Emperor Claudius II was a pagan and created strict laws about what Christians were allowed to do. Claudius believed that Roman soldiers should be completely devoted to Rome and therefore created a law preventing them from getting married.
St Valentine off his own back began to marry these soldiers in secret and this was the beginning of his reputation for believing in the importance of love.
Eventually, Valentine was discovered and jailed. In jail Valentine cared for his fellow prisoners and also his jailor's blind daughter.
Legend has it that Valentine cured the girl's blindness and that his final act before being executed was to write her a love letter signed ‘from your Valentine'.
Valentine was executed on 14 February in the year 270.
200 years later the 14 February was proclaimed as St Valentine's Day, by this time Rome had become Christian and the Catholic Church was determined to stamp out any remaining paganism.
Why not spoil your loved one this year, let her/him know how much they mean to you!!
At Shoppig Center Puerto Rico you will find everything you need to show your valentine´s just how much you love them.
Gorgeous gifts from a mixed variety of shops to choose from, cards, flowers, perfumes, outfits, there´s something for everyone.
Treat them to a special night out in one of Puerto Rico´s top restaurants; you will be spoilt for choice, as there is one from every nationality