Welcome to another edition of our monthly newsletter.
In this newsletter we have:
- Waitangi Day
- Valentines Day
- Short Date Sales
- This Months Featured Product
Celebrate Waitangi Day
Waitangi is coming up and to celebrate we have taken a 10% of our Friendship badges for all of February. Show your true colours!
At dawn on Waitangi Day, the Royal New Zealand Navy raises the New Zealand Flag, Union Flag and White Ensign on the flagstaff in the treaty grounds. The ceremonies during the day generally include a church service and cultural displays such as dance and song. Several waka and a navy ship also re-enact the calling ashore of Governor Hobson to sign the treaty. The day closes with the flags being lowered by the Navy in a traditional ceremony.
Around Scandinavia the different Kiwi clubs are organising Waitangi dinners.
YYY Valentines Day YYY
Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.
St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints Valentinus.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").
In Sweden it is called Alla hjärtans dag ("All Hearts' Day") and was launched in the 1960s.
In Finland Valentine's Day is called Ystävänpäivä which translates into "Friend's Day". As the name indicates, this day is more about remembering all your friends, not only your loved ones.
In Denmark and Norway it is known as Valentinsdag, and same as here in NZ some people take time to eat a romantic dinner with their partner, to send a card to a secret love or give a red rose to their loved one
Check out Valentine Shop for some great gift ideas and specials – lots of love hearts in there YYY
Other Scandinavian Celebrations in February:
- 9th February – Mothers Day in Norway– don’t forget to call home!
This month’s short date sale:
Please note Best Before Date is different from Expiry Date. For more information see this link.
For more Short Date Sales and other Bargains, please visit our Bargain Bin
This month’s featured product:
Carletti is a Danish chocolate maker that can trace its origins back to 1918, when two brothers, Henry Peder Jacobsen and Niels Carl Jacobsen, established the wholesale company Brdr. Jacobsen in the heart of Aarhus, Denmark. That same year the Spanish flu raged, and Niels Carl Jakobsen died shortly after the company was established. Therefore, the family decided that his name should live on in the name Carletti, which means “little Carl” in Italian. Under the Carletti brand, production of French nougat with Peanuts and Chocolate Bananas was started in 1953; these products continue to be some of the most popular candy classics among Danes today.
Carletti was lead by three generations of the Jacobsen family until 2006. Today the company is part of the 100% family-owned Danish Givesco Group.
Carletti has a clear ethical vision. They are committed to producing a high quality product, treating all partners in a fair manner and being responsible to the environment. The company’s dedication to quality ensures that all their products are made from the finest raw materials and are free from genetically modified or artificial ingredients.
Say the words "I Love You" with Carletti this Valentines