Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s a day to celebrate love. Maybe it’s a day you’ll get flowers, candy, jewelry, or simply spend time with the one you love. And if you’re planning a dinner date, we asked our listeners where the best spot is for Valentine’s Day dinner in the CSRA. We’ll list those places below!
History Of Valentine’s Day
Throughout the years, Valentine’s Day has become a very commercialized holiday. Before the Christmas season was even over, stores started stocking shelves with red and pink items and Valentine’s candy. But what’s the real history of Valentine’s Day?
First of all, Valentine’s Day is also known as Saint Valentine’s Day. According to Britannica, it’s believed the holiday originated from the Roman festival of Lupercalia. The festival was held in mid-February and celebrated the upcoming spring, fertility, and pairing of men and women through a lottery. At some point, the festival was forbidden, and some think St. Valentine’s Day replaced it.
But, in reality, the true origin of Valentine’s Day isn’t clear-cut. There are various stories and legends about Saints named “Valentine.” One common legend says St. Valentine went against the emperor’s orders and would secretly marry couples to keep the husbands from having to go to war. And that’s one reason the day is associated with love.
Regardless of how it came it be, Valentine’s Day is celebrated widely throughout the United States. But it’s also celebrated in Britain, Canada, Australia, France, and more. It’s a day to show love and appreciation for that special someone in your life. And gifts are often exchanged on Valentine’s Day, with flowers and candy being the most common.
Of course, not everyone celebrates the day. Personally, I don’t go over the top for the day. I think that you should celebrate and show your love and appreciation throughout the year, not just one day. But that’s not to say you can’t make the day special. Maybe it’s not about the gifts, but you just want to spend time with your person. Valentine’s Day is often a day you plan to take your special someone out to a nice dinner. Hopefully, you have planned ahead, because it does tend to be a very busy day for the restaurant industry.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Spots In The CSRA
We decided to ask you, the listeners, for your recommendations on the best places for Valentine’s Day dinner in the CSRA. And you did not disappoint. It was refreshing to see so many local spots listed, versus the franchises! So, let’s dive in! And maybe go ahead and make those reservations!