Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 in honor of a number of saints. Throughout the Middle Ages, the day came to represent romantic love in England. This might have happened after the pagan fertility celebrations that were celebrated as the winter came to an end all around Europe. In the old days, lovers would write one other letters. Commercial cards became accessible in the middle of the nineteenth century. It is a holiday celebrating romantic love, and plenty of people send gifts, cards, and flowers to their partners or spouses. Additionally, they might get a hotel room for the night or a romantic dinner for two. Hearts, red flowers, and Cupid are typical Valentine’s Day emblems.


What do people do?

Many people express their love for their partner by sending cards or letters, offering gifts or flowers, planning romantic dinners or nights away from home, and scheduling meals at restaurants. People may take the opportunity to express their desire for a romantic relationship with another person, frequently in an anonymous manner. Images of hearts, red roses, or Cupid are frequently used as decorations on Valentine’s Day cards. Flowers, chocolates, candies, lingerie, and champagne or sparkling wine are typical Valentine’s Day presents. However, some people take advantage of the situation to give extravagant gifts, such jewelry. There are numerous discounts now available at hotels and eateries. These could include weekend getaways or special dinners.



The heart, especially in reds and pinks, and images or models of Cupid are the most typical Valentine’s Day symbols. Typically, Cupid is represented as a diminutive winged being holding a bow and arrow. He shoots his arrow to people’s hearts in folklore. It’s common to refer to someone who has fallen in love as having been “hit by Cupid’s arrow.” Couples cuddling affectionately are additional Valentine’s Day emblems, as are the gifts of flowers, chocolate, red roses, and lingerie that couples frequently give to one another.


Where should I celebrate Valentine’s Day in Washington D.C.?

Put on your best winter attire and visit NoMa’s Wundergarten (1101 1st St., NE) for the beer garden’s yearly Après Ski Festival, which runs until February 28. Warm up with whiskey flights by the fire pits or sip ten different kinds of alcoholic hot chocolate.
Channel the Mardi Gras spirit with tri-colored king cakes from Columbia Height’s vegan bakery Sticky Fingers (1370 Park Rd., NW). The $24 cake is available for pick-up from Thursday, February 11 to Sunday, February 14.
From Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14, La Famosa, a Puerto Rican restaurant in Navy Yard (1300 4th St., SE), will serve a three-course Valentine’s Day menu with the option to add a floral gift from Little Leaf. Hoya plants in the shape of hearts or bouquets of tropical leaves go well with the $75 steak supper. Check out our list of romantic restaurant takeaway for more romantic Valentine’s Day offers.