Shops in Cape Coast records high patronage ahead of Valentine’s Day

By Nana Oye Gyimah

Cape Coast, Feb. 13,
GNA – Shop owners in the Cape Coast Metropolis have expressed satisfaction
about patronage of products ahead of this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration.

Valentine’s Day,
which is also known as the feast of Saint Valentine is marked on the 14th day
of the second month in every year.

Emanating from a
western Christian feast day, it is marked to honour a saint named Valentine and
seen as a religious and commercial celebration of life in many countries.

As part of the
celebration, celebrants wear red clothes as a symbol of love and in Ghana it is
also known as the National Chocolate Day to promote the patronage of the
Ghanaian product.

A tour by the GNA
around the Cape Coast Metropolis showed that shops were stocked with products
that meet the preference of customers including hampers, wines, red clothes,
shoes and bags, teddy bears, gift cards, flowers, chocolate and many others.

In an interview with
a number of shop owners, Mrs Aba Spio Gabrah, a shop owner, said her items were
affordable and met the surprise needs of lovers and all classes of people.

“People need to
surprise their loved ones with special treat from us, so we are here to help
you make this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration a memorable one by offering
you exactly what you need,” she added.

About sales, she
indicated that it had been good so far compared to last year’s and she hoped to
sell all her products at the end of the celebration.

A boutique owner,
Miss Irene Baidoo also indicated during valentine that she usually sold red
clothes, bags and shoes that matched the occasion and that greatly increased

Mr Raymond Blankson,
a customer, urged women to make bold steps to also surprise their partners in
the month.

“We are all in this
together, but women leave everything for us on Val’s Day and that is not fair
at all, they make it look like it’s another responsibility of men”.