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Parkes celebrates Valentine's Day - the holiday of love

Love was in the air this weekend, with a number of Parkes businesses playing the role of Cupid as they hosted romantic meals from dawn to dusk and the Parkes Champion Post's photographer Jenny Kingham was able to snap some happy couples.

Lovebirds were able to celebrate at the Coachman Hotel Motel, Bella's, Packed Cones, Parkes Services Club, Burger Hub and the Paragon Cafe amongst other places.

Valentine's Day originated as a Christian feast day honoring two early Christian martyrs called Valentine and has now become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

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