Love is in the Air at the Riviera Guesthouse
Posted on 1st February 2018 at 17:53
Valentine’s Day … this loved-up date is fast approaching (FYI - Wednesday 14th February!) Today, even the family pet can receive a Valentine’s card, with or without a bow-drawing cherub on the front! Yet how did this heart-shaped tradition even begin?
Research suggests there were numerous Christian martyrs named Valentine; one story describes how Saint Valentine was a priest of Rome who was imprisoned for sheltering Christians, who were being persecuted at the time.
And it is thought the first written association of ‘love’ with Valentine’s Day was penned by none other than Geoffrey Chaucer in 1382 when the eponymous writer noted ‘how every bird chooses his mate’ around the middle of February.