Though Valentine’s Day has always been associated with romance, in present times Valentine’s Day is also seen as a day to celebrate love in all of its forms.
Origin of Valentine’s Day
The roots of Valentine’s Day go back to ancient times, when people honored the Roman God of Fertility. This was known as the Feast of Lupercalia, and was celebrated on February the 14th.
On the eve of the Festival of Lupercalia, the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man would draw a girl’s name from the jar and would then be partners with the girl whom he chose for the remainder of the festival.
In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday used to honor Juno, the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Romans knew her as the Goddess of women and marriage.
Sending Flowers for Valentine’s Day
A bouquet of lovely red roses is the perfect gift to send to your significant other this Valentine’s Day.
Stop in to Chester’s Flower shop and pick up a beautiful bouquet of roses for your special someone. In addition to flowers, add-ons of chocolate, an adorable stuffed bear and even a fun balloon with a message can make a thoughtful bouquet of Valentine’s Day flowers all the more better.
Although we are open on Valentine’s Day, it is still good to place your orders ahead of time. Order in advance and take delivery before the 14th to avoid complications. (Like a big central NY snowstorm) Click here to learn how to get a free 10$ gift card!