Nigeria Tam Tam: Love for the Lovers’ Day

Love for the Lovers’ Day

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Groups plan to celebrate Valentine’s  Day as pupils of Halifield Schools remember the needy TODAY, February 14, again is St Valentine’s Day, ‘Lovers’ Day’.

Valentine-Card_metro_14-02-11And though there are different accounts of its origin, Saint Valentine’s Day, named after an early Christian martyr, is set aside to celebrate love and affection between intimate companions.

Commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, it has over the centuries traditionally become a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.

Nigerians and Lagosians especially, are not left out as fast-food businesses, hotels, churches, schools and other organizations have lined up activities to mark the day.
For example,  Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, Victoria Island, is marking the day by  offering special room rates for two nights in a standard king-room with breakfast and special Valentine’s brunch. The hotel is also offering lots of Valentine’s gifts while the casino end is offering double-up vouchers with complimentary three nights in Dubai, courtesy of the Royal Club, Dubai.

Others, such as Woodbridge Hotel Royal in Ajao Estate and Airport Hotel, Ikeja, have lined up activities, specially designed for lovers to mark the day.