It’s officially January, so happy New Year! That also means that one of our favorite holidays is just around the corner- Valentine’s Day! In between all the sweet treats and cards to loved ones, have you ever stopped to think about how Valentine’s Day came about? We don’t know exactly because it all happened a very long time ago, but there are a few explanations we can draw from history.
The ancient Romans used to hold a festival in mid-February called Lupercalia, which celebrated birth and new life. Later, in the 5th century, Pope Gelasius replaced Lupercalia with a holiday honoring- you guessed it!- St. Valentine on February 14th. Valentine was a priest who secretly married young men and women at a time when marriage was outlawed, which is why he’s associated with love. Fast forward to the 21st century, where Valentine’s Day is celebrated throughout the world with flowers, chocolates, cards, and time spent with a loved one.
This year we’ll be having our own Valentine’s Day event- a paint and sip Valentine’s Tea Party! Enjoy tea, cookies, and paint a beautiful canvas to take home! Give us a call and sign up today.
Paint & Sip Valentine’s Day Tea Party
Saturday, February 11th from 11am to 12pm
$12.00/person ($10.00/person for members); museum admission is separate. Ages 3 and up. Please call (562) 383 4236 to make your reservation.