LAHORE: The Valentine’s Day was observed across the country on Friday, including the city, and couples exchanged messages, greeting cards, chocolates, flowers and gifts to express their love and sincerity.
Hotels, restaurants and bakeries were overcrowded, as they had made special dishes and cakes, and decorated the premises in connection with the day. The management of hotels had made special arrangements for the visitors, decorating the entrances and lobbies with red flowers and balloons to attract the youth.
Meanwhile, a lot of couples, both young and middle-aged, also visited cinemas and parks to spend quality time together and make the moments memorable.
On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, sale of chocolates and cakes had increased by manifolds as compared to routine days.
Shopkeepers displayed special cakes that were decorated with heart shapes and love messages. Mostly people presented red roses wrapped in colourful covers to their partners to express their feeling of love. Moreover, some children also presented red roses and chocolates to their parents and other family members on the day.
Meanwhile, shopkeepers taking advantage of the day also increased the rates of flowers, chocolates, cakes, heart-shaped balloons and other gift items.
A flowers bud that was being sold for Rs 15 to Rs 20 was sold for Rs 30 to Rs 70 – the prices varied from area to area. Similarly, a balloon that is easily available for Rs 10 in normal days was sold for Rs 30 to Rs 50.
On the other hand, the social media this year also proved to be a perfect platform for people to extend greetings on the day.
Students also arranged functions at universities, colleges and schools to mark Valentine’s Day. Mostly university students were also observed wearing red dresses.
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