Fiji Time: 1:53 PM on Saturday 25 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Valentine's mad rush

Ropate Valemei
Friday, February 14, 2014

VALENTINE'S Day is always a busy day for florists and couples around the world as roses sell like hot cakes in most flower shops.

Tadra Flowers is confident it will sell 2000 imported roses by today citing the demand from their shops in Suva and Nadi.

Director Araylea O'Donell says Valentine's Day is always the busiest day for them where they work around the clock to make sure orders are met. She guarantees that by the end of today, all the roses will be sold out.

"We have a single rose, bouquet, gift wraps, teddy bear and boxes of chocolates," she said.

Foselini Florist owner Titilia Nagera said her flowers were almost sold out in the past few days.

"I don't use roses for Valentine's Day. This is my third year I have been using local flower and is very popular," Ms Nagera said.

Even though she charged $30 per bouquet, she said people still bought them.

Vatuwaqa resident Tavaita Naiqua said Valentine's Day was all about love which cannot be expressed in gifts.

Schoolteacher Ilisapeci Naituku-Rokobau said people were now moving from Valentine's Day tradition of just between two lovers to more of a family affair.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65090.6319
JPY 54.714051.7140
GBP 0.38790.3799
EUR 0.45160.4396
NZD 0.69980.6668
AUD 0.64240.6174
USD 0.48950.4725

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th, March, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 3-way battle
  2. Marist prunes winners
  3. Sisters die in house fire
  4. Dam gives way
  5. NFP dairy proposal rejected
  6. Baber updates 7s list
  7. Taveuni out of competition
  8. Board clears air on land claims issue
  9. FLP offers condolences
  10. Ice impresses on sevens return

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shock after brutal attack Tuesday (21 Mar)
  2. Students sent home Tuesday (21 Mar)
  3. Man rapes wife, jailed Tuesday (21 Mar)
  4. Uni urges Fijians to apply for NZ grants Monday (20 Mar)
  5. Landowners demand $20m compensation from State Thursday (23 Mar)
  6. 7s star told don't reoffend Friday (24 Mar)
  7. RKS retains Tailevu Zone title Wednesday (22 Mar)
  8. Concerns over explicit online pictures Tuesday (21 Mar)
  9. QVS blue ribbon king to miss Coke Games Wednesday (22 Mar)
  10. Minister issues maternity benefits warning Tuesday (21 Mar)