Valentine’s Day is a day away and we’re sure that everyone has made plans with or for their loved ones ^_^.
We decided to share a bit of history of this very popular day. It is a day that celebrates love and affection. It’s a day named after St. Valentine’s – so some people do call it “St. Valentine’s Day.”
St. Valentine is said to be a priest who, during the persecution of the Christians by the Romans, used to perform sacraments the Roman Empire had forbidden. He was especially famous for marrying soldiers in secret. He was imprisoned for doing so and it is said that while in jail; he healed the jailer’s daughter who some believe, he fell in love with. Before his execution, according to legendary stories, he wrote a letter to the jailer’s daughter and signed it, “From your Valentine” as a farewell to her.
There are two more saints in Christian history with the same name and similar stories and are also celebrated saints in the church. Some churches observe February 14th as a liturgical celebration of these saints.
Valentine’s day is celebrated all over the world, however, it is not a public holiday so people still go to work and their businesses as well.
Due to the way Valentine addressed his letter to his love; most Valentine’s Day cards are signed to their special loved ones in the same manner. For example in schools in the U.S. or Canada, kids write Valentine cards to their friends and family and sign in the same manner. It is customary in many places to give Valentines (cards with love messages) to loved ones and chocolates or other sweet gifts as well. Valentine’s Day is a very popular among couples and married people, but it is also for friends and family since it’s a celebration of love and affection.
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day wherever you are and whomever you are with. If you’re not sure what to buy your love one this season, check out our Valentine’s Day Gift ideas.
Baking with Amari offers learning experiences in form of short baking and cake decorating classes. We have a baking workshop at Discounts Arcade, Shop no. 51 on Ngong road (Adams Arcade area next to The Green House), in Nairobi that offers baking & cake decoration learning experiences for those who want to learn what bakers and cake decorators do in a practical/hands on Bakery kitchen.
We have both online and practical/physical classes.
We also offer baking business start-up training and group mentorship as well via our Baking for Profit Program. We also sell locally tested baking recipe books (soft copy & printed books).
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