The Sweetest History: A Look into the Origins of Valentine's Day and the Perfect Gift

Valentine's Day, a holiday dedicated to expressing love and affection, has a rich history dating back to ancient times. The origins of Valentine's Day can be traced back to the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated in mid-February. During this festival, men would draw the names of women from a jar, and the pair would be together for the duration of the festival.

In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church decided to establish Saint Valentine's Day as a feast day to honor Saint Valentine, a martyr who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. The day was associated with courtly love and the exchange of love notes and gifts.

As time progressed, Valentine's Day became more commercialized, and by the 18th century, it became a day to express love through flowers and chocolates. Today, Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, and it's a day to show love and affection to our significant other.

Instead of the customary gifts of flowers and chocolates, why not gift your loved one something unique and special this Valentine's Day?

At Britalicious, we have the perfect solution: our exclusive Afternoon Tea boxes. Each box is carefully curated to include a variety of delicious treats like scones, Eton Mess, macarons, and our signature Victoria Sponge cakes. It's a unique and beautiful experience that shows your loved one how much you care. Order now to make this Valentine's Day one to remember. 



Photo Attributions:

"St. Valentine's Day -- The old story in all lands" by Boston Public Library is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

"Conrad Dressler (1856-1940) - Lupercalia (1907) right, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, May 2012" by ketrin1407 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

"St Valentine's Shrine" by IrishFireside is licensed under CC BY 2.0.



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