Yes, it’s cold, wet and not-quite-spring-yet, but February has plenty to offer! Known as the month of love, particularly because it’s the month in which Valentine’s Day (14th February) takes prominence. It’s the most romantic month of all, so if you’ve not yet started planning for that special day with the one you love, let us help you out…
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Did you know? The very first Valentine’s Day was in the year 496!
But who was St Valentine?
The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was. The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.
Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret. When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. There, he fell in love with the jailer's daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February, he sent her a love letter signed "from your Valentine”.
St. Valentine’s Day is a day when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. So why not start with a SPA DAY FOR TWO!