Valentine's Day fever grips the city of Kings

Valentine's Day fever grips the city of Kings
Published: 04 February 2012 (2056 Views)
THE month of love has come and the atmosphere is filled with love to mark celebrations of St Valentine's Day. This is a day celebrated annually on 14 February and has become the day when couples, spouses and family get to express their desire, love and affection for each other.

As people are preparing for this year's Valentine's, shops around the city and patrons' favourite hangouts are also busy preparing for this year's month of love which they want to make an unforgettable one.

With the Valentine's fever rising, the city's first preference, cards and gift shops have already started preparing for the day.

In an interview, Cards and Gifts manager Naomi Ndlovu said this year's Valentine's Day would be very special as people were already eager to find out what the shop had to offer.

"We are still expecting some more stuff to be delivered next week Monday, but people had already started coming to find out what we have to offer," she said.

Unforgettable gift shop had its Valentine's gifts on display.

With the Valentine's fever gathering momentum most night clubs in the city are revamping for this special occasion.

The talk of the town is the DJ Tira Valentine's Special show. Red posters of DJ Tira around the city emphasise the colour of love and the five-star treatment patrons should expect from Horizon.

Walkers Pub and Restaurant is planning to make use of its conference room, which would cater for most love birds jamming to the sounds of love in style.

In an interview, the Walkers Pub and Restaurant manager Gesham Gara said patrons should expect nothing but exclusive nights until Valentine's Day.

"As Walkers Pub and Restaurant, we promise nothing but the best.

"There is a Valentine's Jump off with an exclusive touch of old school while patrons enjoy our Friday Specials," he said.

Gara also said they would be using the conference room next to the Pub and restaurant to cater for everyone.

"Walkers has always been the place to be for most patrons and we want to utilise the conference room where some of our patrons are going to be and that is where some of our DJ's would be doing what they know best," he said.

A Miss Valentine's Party is set to be thrown at Basement where contestants will be battling it out for honours.

In an interview, one of the Basement Club DJ's, DJ Liscious Deep said the place will be filled with entertaining activities.

"Basement is planning to throw an unforgettable Miss Valentine's after party.

"There are also going to be Zappa and Amarula drinks on the house for the ladies," he said.

Patrons' Leisure Centre, Hustler's, would be holding a Couples Night Out where prizes for the best-dressed couple would be won.

Prizes for the best dance couple are up for grabs with cell phones and lots of other prizes to be won.

Hella Hella Entertainment and Promotions will be holding a Valentine's couples dinner, with the theme "Love Brewed in an African Pot" at the luxurious and prestigious Nesbitt Castle.

The organiser of the event Possenti Skhosana said the evening would be tailor made strictly for mature couples.

"The idea is to create an evening that would visit the good old days, remembering the small things that they used to do, the music that moved their souls, minds and their bodies, a night to reminisce on their love and more.

Each couple had memories of how they met; their wedding day," he said.

The Love Note of the evening would be from Jazz Invitation, one of Zimbabwe's most talented and well respected jazz bands.

There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it "From Your Valentine". Other aspects of the story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying him. In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine.

- chronicle

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Peter Moyo, Trevor Manuel fight: Old Mutual cracks

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 71 Views

Doctors refuse to be capped by Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 134 Views

Robert Mugabe does not deserve any praise

by Jeffrey Mothuloe | 20 September 2019 | 68 Views

Trailgater, Tandem Bike Attachment, or Tandem: What's the Difference?

by Staff Reporter | 20 September 2019 | 51 Views

Harare diarrhoea cases soar

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 65 Views

Kamambo to have the last laugh

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 74 Views

Beyond Robert Mugabe: Looking into the future

by Obert Chaurura Gutu | 20 September 2019 | 57 Views

Zesa, July Moyo face off

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 62 Views

Of human rights demands and regime change in ZImbabwe

by Elijah Chihota | 20 September 2019 | 69 Views

Zanu-PF conference preps hot up

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 57 Views

Scholarships fraud suspects granted bail

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 48 Views

Ndux Jnr to launch 10th album

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 46 Views

Zifa did not ban any players

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 55 Views

Tax free threshold increased

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 64 Views

UN special rapporteur in Zimbabwe, to meet Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 57 Views

'Missing' doctor found alive

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 69 Views

Top EU official meets Mugabe coup announcer

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 63 Views

Mugabe delayed land reform for SA

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 53 Views

Zanu-PF to embark on massive anti-sanctions campaign build up

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 53 Views

Minister sues bank over US$1,6m student funds

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 50 Views

Electricity timetable for exam practicals

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 47 Views

'Mbanje licensing cumbersome'

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 37 Views

Abductions: It's the State stupid!

by Phillan Zamchiya | 20 September 2019 | 56 Views

Mugabe is dead, but old men still run southern Africa

by Henning Melber | 20 September 2019 | 49 Views

Black market running amok

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 49 Views

Mugabe fights Mnangagwa from coffin

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 48 Views

Minister in plot to scuttle NRZ deal

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 41 Views

Mugabe was a devout Catholic

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 31 Views

Where is full judgment on 2018 electoral case?

by Swikani Ncube | 20 September 2019 | 43 Views

Mugabe's roots mystery unravelled

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 54 Views

UN probes Zimbabwe amid 'abductions'

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 39 Views

Female rapists pounce

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 54 Views

Zacc investigates Mbare school

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2019 | 41 Views

Bulawayo poor voter registration a wake-up call to Chamisa's MDC

by Editorial - Newsday | 20 September 2019 | 44 Views

Moving on from Mugabe era

by Eddie Cross | 20 September 2019 | 44 Views