Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day: A Review of the Fun Side

Since this is Valentine's Day, it's time review a few of the fun and interesting things about this holiday. Some history, some cooking, even some romantic ideas. Along with some not-so-romantic ideas as well.

Historical Valentine's Day


Ever wonder how this tradition of Valentine's Day got started? Turns out to be a religious feast day, originally. There really was a man named Valentinus who was later cannonized in the Christian faith. Seems St. Valentine was known for performing illegal marriages. Of course, there is more to the history of Valentine's Day. But, it's fun to see how it's origins really happened.

Offbeat Holiday Traditions


Mind-floss.com pulled together a fun collection of offbeat Valentine's Day traditions. Some are interesting, some are funny, while others are just plain strange.

My favorite is the tradition from Finland. They don't celebrate with romance but with friendship. Then there is the humorous, while traditionally romantic Valentine's Day custom in Taiwan. The meaning of the number of roses a guy gives a gal can change their lives significantly.

Valentine's Day Food Under Review


Certainly, modern day traditions include plenty of food for this celebration. Chocolate, of course. But, there are other fun options. Cooking for the Holidays author Cynthia gives us a fun collection of easy ways to decorate cupcakes for Valentine's Day.

Here on Review This, you can find a great review of other Valentine's Day food treats. Do we ever have enough heart-shaped goodies? Not in my view.

As long as we are celebrating Valentine's Day, why not celebrate with all kinds of love, whether the romantic kind or the friendship kind.


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8 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day to you Susan. What fun tidbits of history and traditions for this romantic day. And those cupcakes with a heart already have my mouth watering.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed this, Elf. It was fun to put together.

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  2. Happy Valentine's Day, Susan. Fun links.... I like the carved wooden spoons and pigs. Fun stuff. I'm trying oh so hard to not think about all of the chocolate, cupcakes, and so on.

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    1. How can one not think of chocolate on a day like this??? But the cupcakes are fun and easy! Have a happy day, Dawn.

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  3. Happy Valentine's Day Susan, and to everyone at Review This! Truly a fun read and a great way to start Valentine's Day!

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    1. Hope it's a good day for you, Cynthia, and so happy to be able to start your day off right!

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  4. Happy Valentines Day Susan! Thanks for a fun post.

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  5. Hope you had a great Valentines Day! It's always interesting to read what sparked these mainstream traditions, lol

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