A Brief History Of Valentine’s Day
Did you know you don’t have to be in love or in a relationship to celebrate Valentine’s Day? It’s time for a new tradition featuring you!
The “Where” & The “Why”
In 270 C.E., Emperor Claudius II believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their attachment to their families. His solution? He banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Saint Valentine (where the name originates) realized this injustice and defied Claudius by secretly performing marriages for lovers.
Unfortunately, things did not end well for our secret love vigilante, but his sacrifice taught us one thing—love is worth fighting for!
Lupercalia: A Pagan Festival
From Sacrifice to Hallmark
How You Can Create a New Tradition
Non-Romantic Ways To Celebrate
- Family Day: Start by sending the kids an adorable bouquet at school on Friday, and then spend the weekend with your favourite people playing games or having a movie night.
- Volunteer/Charity: Spread some love by volunteering or donating to a reputable charity. Send cheerful spring bulbs to your local nursing home or write a note of appreciation for a caregiver.
- Galentine’s Day: The best day of the year to spoil your favourite girls (and maybe yourself!) Falling conveniently on February 13th, it’s best spent having a delicious brunch, getting a mani-pedi or just spending time together.