A Day Of Romance

 Roses are red
Violets are blue
Someone loves you
Here is a clue

14th February, the most romantic day of the year. Each year we see a celebration of love take place through the dinner dates, the champagne, exchanging of flowers, chocolates, gifts and sometimes, even rings. Whether that’s engagement rings or wedding rings. It’s not surprising that the 14th February is a popular date to get wed. For some it’s a love hate relationship! But where did this celebration come from?

It’s said that St Valentine was a Christian priest who performed marriage ceremonies when they were banned back in 270 AD. It wasn’t long before St Valentine was arrested for his defiance but in the days prior to his execution he was frequently visited by a girl who provided Valentine with moral support. On the day of his death he is said to have written a letter thanking her for her friendship to which he signed “from your Valentine.” Perhaps this is where the writing of love letters comes from?

It’s a day where love is declared.  This year in the heart of the city of Glasgow, George Square will be transformed by Scotland’s M&D’s. From 6th-16th February you can visit the square with your loved one and enjoy love themed rides, a giant wheel to admire the sights or publicly declare your love on the big screen!

For anyone who’s just had that “OH NO! I completely forgot it was today” (How can you? The city is plastered shades of pink and red!!) Fear not, here’s a few things that might help you redeem yourself….

Glasgow City of Love: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Glasgow-city-of-love/1412229275691138

Tesco: Chocolate, Flowers, Romantic night in. http://www.tesco.com/valentines/

If its dinner, Glasgow’s STV APP: A range of delightful places to take your loved one out to eat if cooking isn’t your thing http://glasgow.stv.tv/articles/263619-top-five-glasgow-restaurants-to-visit-on-valentines-day/

Then a movie: February 2014 Releases http://www.fandango.com/moviereleasedates

Or for those romantics out there here’s a poem you could recite to your loved one:


Once in a lifetime, you find someone who touches not only your heart,
but also your soul.
Once in a lifetime, you discover someone who stands beside you,
not over you.
 Once in a lifetime, you find someone who loves you for who you are
and not who you could be.
Once in a lifetime, if you’re lucky, you find someone as I have found you.

(Author unknown)


We love hearing all about a couples own story. From how they met, to how he (or she) proposed it makes our job the best job.  If you’re thinking about having a humanist wedding ceremony here in Scotland and think you might want to include personal vows, poems or reasons as to why you love each other our celebrants will be delighted to meet you and discuss the many options with you. 


2014-03-05T17:25:16+00:00Events, Humanism, News, Symbolic Gestures|
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