As Valentine’s Day approaches, Nairobi is painted red as lovers prepare to celebrate. Valentine’s Day is also called Saint Valentine’s Day and is
an annual holiday celebrated on February 14.
It originated as a Western Christian feast days honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognised as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
It involves lovers expressing their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greeting cards to lovers as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart.
Large scale and small scale business people well known as RED Petal Florists have heavily stocked their shelves with Roses, Basket flowers and many more products to tap money in form of trading as the occasion kicks off in most parts of Nairobi City.
As I walked down the streets of Nairobi including Luthuli Avenue, Haile Selassie, Sheikh-Karume Road, Tom Mboya Street and Uhuru Highway, I happened to meet a florist at the Nairobi City Market by the name Kinyanjui Wa-maua who revealed the Valentine’s products to Ghetto radio as follows;
Valentine bouquet -4,800/-
Valentine’s 100 Roses -15,370/-
Red Roses + chocolates + wine -9,800/-
15 Red Roses + chocolates -6,000/-
Basket flowers + chocolates -8,800/-
Basket Roses + chocolates + four cousins wine -9,800/-
Teddy Bear -4,200/-
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!