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A night of romance at Alliance Française

’Matšei Moloi


MASERU — Alliance Française Restaurant in Maseru will host what promises to be a memorable night of romance on February 14 — the day celebrated worldwide by lovers as Saint Valentine’s Day.
Dubbed Versus the Cupid, the late-night bash is being jointly supported by Alliance Française de Maseru and Rajoc Beauty Salon and will be an open-air, red-carpet affair where red will be the theme of the potentially exhilarating evening.  
The celebrations kick off at 7:00pm until late, with organisers promising an unforgettable event “never seen before in Lesotho”.
Graziella Laude, development and cultural coordinator at Alliance Française told Xpress People the idea behind the event is for locals to ‘experience French culture this Saint Valentine’s Day.’
“Basotho will enjoy French culture on this day. In addition to lots of entertainment, guests will be treated to dinner and French wines. This event will be open to everybody. We would like people to  enjoy and feel the romance on this special day,” Laude said.
“This is one of those events that people should dare not miss. Why not take advantage of the opportunity to surprise your loved ones this Valentine’s Day? People should enjoy love and romance with us this year,” she added.  
Red — the colour of love — will be the theme at Versus the Cupic.
“While the dress code is formal, people should nevertheless wear something red because that is the symbolic colour for Valentine’s Day,” said Rajoc administrator Sarah Mafereka.
According to Mafereka, an exciting entertainment line-up will characterise the evening, with veteran spinner DJ Counter Force at the controls.
“The audience is promised a special and romantic evening. Six models from Rajoc will also recite poems at the event, in addition to a variety of entertainment,” said Mafereka, herself a former model who won the inaugural Face of Rajoc beauty pageant in 2008. 
Admission charges have been set at M140 singles and M250 couples, and everyone is welcome, Mafereka told Xpress People.
“There is no age restriction and both single persons and couples are welcome to this party. We are expecting a huge turnout and we promise guests a night to remember. Valentine’s Day is that time of the year where people come together and express their love for each other,” Mafereka said.
Valentine’s day is commemorated every year on February 14, to celebrate love and affection.  The day is named after an ancient Christian martyr named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD.
It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.

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