Celebration of Valentine’s Day in Mexico
Mexico Valentine’s Day is celebrated on every 14th of February, as a day of love throughout the world. Globalization has urged nations to come closer to each other by recognizing, participating and celebrating traditional rituals. Global Valentine’s Day celebration is the manifestation of the fact. Who was Valentine and how this tradition was settled is still a myth. Many historians have presented their views, however; all of them unanimously agree to the fact that a love marriage was settled on this day. So, following the same spirit, this day is celebrated as the second or the third largest national day in almost all the developed countries of the world. Exchange of flowers especially, the red and pink roses coupled with a few romantic dialogues or the poetic verses is the most ancient way of celebrating this day. Boys and girls, husbands and wives, intimate friends and relatives wish their “Valentine” an everlasting and healthy love relationship. Mexico is not an exception in the celebration.
Mexican history reveals that they respect and value loves much in their everyday life. Love and friendship play a pivotal role in the development of their social fabric. Perhaps, the same spirit urged a Mexican poet to say,
FRIENDSHIP IS LIKE A SHOWER OF PRECIOUS FLOWERS
That’s why ‘Dia de san Valentin’ or the “El Dia del Amor y la Amistad___The day of love and friendship”, is celebrated on every I4th of February, in Mexico. Thousands of Mexicans pledge on this day to provide their Valentine a delicately strong, fragrant, beautiful and everlasting shelter of their love. A heart made of roses is the most wanted product of the day. The whole of Mexico is decorated with flowers, balloons and other symbols of love. Bouquets, flower baskets, surprise floral arrangements, specially decorated tables with precious gifts are the essence of the day.
Special balls and feasts are arranged on this occasion. The best florists and floral decorators are hired for making the events memorable. It be a discussion of floral arrangement or putting a proposal before one’s Valentine, a florist has a very important role to play in the success of the event. Mexico City is laden with floral experts who really make their customer’s Valentine’s Day in Mexicothe most beautiful success of his life. This wave of love also benefits the gift shop keepers. Handmade stuffed hearts and other precious gifts sell like hot Flowers on Valentine’s Day But those who offer quality flower services with variety of floral designs benefit most from the occasion. In time and accurate delivery of the order also determine the quality of the service. Schools and Colleges make special arrangements for the day. Friendly competitions are held for the floral decoration of feast halls and gift boxes. The most important moment comes when one has to choose words to propose his Valentine personally or through writing on the card attached with the bunch of flowers. The most common words are:
Te Amo" -I love you- "Para mi Amor"-for my love, or "Felicidades" -congratulations
Amiga (o): Friend
Argollas Matrimoniales: Wedding rings
Anillo de compromiso: Engagement ring
Enamorado (a) : In love
Luna de Miel: Honeymoon
Novia: Girlfriend or Bride
Novio: Boyfriend or Groom
Padrino: Best man
Online flower services have contributed much to the celebrations. Dozens of websites are their which provide the same day delivery service. If someone is not in Mexico, online floral shops are the only reliable source for him to wish his Valentine. Almost all the renowned flower stores in the city have their websites.
In Mexico Valentine’s Day is celebrated with the true spirit. People present flowers to their loved ones and hope to have an everlasting and ever growing friendship. Florists and gift shopkeepers get the opportunity to maximize their sales rate while multiplying their customer’s most precious happy moments. Internet also benefits lovers from all over the world to wish their Valentine happy Valentine’s Day