February, the shortest month of the year usually serves us cold and short days. The joy and euphoria caused by the first snow is long behind us, and it is still so far to spring ... However, there is a ray of hope in February - a day that has many supporters, but also a large group of opponents. Talking about Valentine's. St. Valentine's Day falls on February 14 and is celebrated almost all over the world as Valentine's Day. The Valentine's Day's archetype can be sought in European legends. The most famous stories take us to the times of the third century, when Saint Valentine lived. Father Walenty, despite the ban issued by Claudius II, secretly gave weddings to soldiers from the imperial army and their chosen ones. For the blessing of the marriages of young legionaries he was punished. He was sentenced to death. Another legend says that during his stay in prison he fell in love with the blind daughter of his guardian, and she, under the influence of love, regained her sight. Walenty managed to send her a love letter to her, which he signed with "Twój Walenty". The popularity of the Lovers' Day began in Western and Southern Europe in the Middle Ages. She arrived to the rest of Europe much later. The British say that St. Valentine's Day is a typical British holiday. The writer Sir Walter Scott made the world famous. The Polish Valentine's Day tradition is very young. She came to us in the 90s of the last century and from then on has as many supporters as opponents.
February 14 is Valentine's Day, St. Valentine's Day or just a day like every day. Regardless of our attitude towards this tradition, it will be difficult to survive on February 14 pretending that nothing is happening around us. Shop windows, radio and TV bloom with red hearts, and the image of chubby Cupid is almost on everything. The lovers plan surprises for themselves, send love letters, and organize romantic dinners. Among the plans are also ideas for Valentine's trips. Offers dedicated to Valentine's are very diverse. We can easily find Valentine's Balls, special packages in the Spa for lovers, drinks of Saint Valentine and many, many more. More and more often, lovers decide to go to a romantic place. And there are plenty of those in Poland! Kazimierz on the Vistula, Sandomierz, Lublin. Or maybe the picturesque Lanckorona, called the city of artists? The trips to the mountains are also very popular. In the end, Valentine's Day is a winter holiday that can be celebrated on the slopes or in the mountain Spa. It is known not from today that the scenery favors the love of elation. That's why it's worth planning everything carefully. A lot of accommodation, hotels and boarding houses are offering special offers dedicated to lovers in this period. On the pages of the social network e-tourist you can find a lot of interesting Valentine's ideas. Some are more expensive, others cheaper, some exquisite, others more modest. It remains only to make a decision. Where is Valentine's Day this year? Because, with whom? This is probably already known!