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Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on 14 February.

It’s the day when couples express their love for each other by sending cards, flowers or chocolates, amongst many other things with messages of love.

The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was.

The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.

The oldest known Valentine’s Day message in English. It was written in 1477

Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt that this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.
When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.

There, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February, he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine”.

How did Valentine’s Day originate?

The first Valentine’s Day was in the year 496!

Valentine’s Day is a very old tradition, thought to have originated from a Roman festival.

The Romans had a festival called Lupercalia in the middle of February – officially the start of their springtime.

It’s thought that as part of the celebrations, boys drew names of girls from a box. They’d be boyfriend and girlfriend during the festival and sometimes they’d get married.

In the years that followed, the church wanted to turn this festival into a Christian celebration and decided to use it to remember St Valentine too.

Gradually, St Valentine’s name started to be used by people to express their feelings to those they loved.

Although it has very much been commercialised throughout the world, it is a lovely reason to spoil ones significant other. Be it with cards, chocolates, roses and gifts, it symbolises the love, appreciation and acknowledgement that one has for that special person in one’s life.

Couples should of course take the time much more often than just once a year to express their feelings to each other.

Many people enjoy candlelit dinners, watching sunsets or even treating their loved ones to a special night away. When deciding on this as a choice, one must be discerning about the establishment and whether it will fulfil the romantic expectation that the couple may have. It would be prudent to visit the place first to get a feel of the ambiance, the service and whether the place offers comfort, style, luxury and pizzazz.

Without a shadow of a doubt, Evertsdal fits the bill completely. You will be guaranteed of a supreme experience that will exceed your expectation. Privacy and seclusion, sipping cocktails at the pool and walks amongst the roses of the pristine gardens are just some of the ways that you can indulge in the romantic essence of Valentines Day at Evertsdal. After all, every woman is a romantic at heart.

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