Valentines Day 2017: The History And Role Of Cakes

Every February 14, across Nigeria and in other places around the world, cakes, flowers, cards, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? 

 

This day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named after a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century,

One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

 

 

                               The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day

 

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured.

According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure.

-------From History

During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the Valentine’s Day should be a day for love and romance.

 

Valentine and Cake

All around the world, cakes have been associated with expression of love, affection, appreciation and union. No wonder the wedding cake is as important as the wedding itself. We've noticed that the gift of a cake says more words that the gift of words itself. That is why on this special day of the celebration and appreciation of the gift of love, we will experience millions of gifts of well decorated cakes with a touch of RED - a colour that signifies commitment to a strong bond of love.

AS we all celebrate Valentine's day tomorrow, let us remember that cakes are the best essential parts of love. And as love is not meant to end, so shall the gift of cakes

 

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