Many retailers too busy to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Photo credit: Studio040/Tais da Silva

Today is 14 February, also known as Valentine’s Day. A good opportunity to surprise your loved one, family or friends.

The florists and jewellers in the Eindhoven city centre, among others, were busier than usual. This was a new experience for retailers; they are busy with all those extra customers.

Kees and Ellis Hoevenaars are at the helm of the Eindhoven flower shop, October in Huis. “We do not have time to celebrate Valentine,” Kees says proudly. “It is busy here on Valentine’s Day. I surprise my wife with a bouquet of flowers at other times. Behind the counter, Ellie is laughing. “He does”, she says. “I am often surprised with a beautiful bunch of flowers from the flower fair. ‘


Translated by: Chaitali Sengupta

Edited by: Melinda Walraven

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