Love is in the air. Yes, also in Frankfurt the hearts of all lovers beat faster year after year on February 14, when on Valentine's Day love is celebrated with letters, poems, flowers and small gifts. No question, not only for Americans, Brits and French, but increasingly also for us Germans, Valentine's Day is mandatory date for a declaration of love. Not only the flower shops and the manufacturers of sweets, love locks and greeting cards are happy, but also department stores and the mail order business. And Valentine's parties are also becoming increasingly popular.
But some people also discover their romantic streak, write love poems or even propose to the one they love. No wonder that the registry offices on Valentine's Day are regularly booked far in advance.
Real tradition and high importance has the Valentine's Day in the U.S. but also in our neighboring countries France and Belgium, as well as on the British Isles. However, especially the Americans have a significant share in the spread of today's "Valentin-Kultes". As romantic as a declaration of love on this day can be, it is clear that commerce also plays a weighty role. Not without reason, the question arises: "Is Saint Valentine rather the patron saint of all florists or yet the patron saint of lovers?"
Who Saint Valentine really was, or whether he existed at all and where you can celebrate Valentine's Day in Frankfurt, you can find out in our special.