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Valentines Day 2023

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and we at The Anchor want to make it extra special for you and your loved ones. We are excited to announce that we'll celebrate Valentine's Day with our new menu. And for the whole week, we're offering a 25% discount on large bottles of prosecco to make your night even more special.

Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner or a cosy night out with your family, The Anchor is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day. Make your reservations now, and let us help make this Valentine's Day one to remember!

Book your table below for the night while we've got availability.

What are the origins of Valentines Day?

Valentine's Day has its origins in ancient Rome, where a festival called Lupercalia was held in mid-February. The festival honored Juno Februata, the goddess of love and fertility, and included rituals such as animal sacrifice and the pairing of men and women through lottery.

The festival was later Christianized and became associated with Saint Valentine, a martyr who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome during a time when marriage was prohibited. The day became associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. The day is now celebrated as a holiday on February 14th in many countries around the world.

Fun facts about Valentines Day

  1. The most popular flower for Valentine's Day is the red rose.

  2. The colors associated with Valentine's Day are red and pink.

  3. The ancient Romans believed that birds began to pair off in mid-February, which is why the 14th of February was chosen as the date for Valentine's Day.

  4. The first Valentine's Day letter was written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

  5. The largest Valentine's Day card collection is in the Library of Congress, with over 1,000 valentines.

  6. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

  7. In the Middle Ages, young men and women would draw names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would then wear these names on their sleeves for one week, to show everyone their love match.

  8. In the United States, the first mass-produced Valentine's Day card was made in 1849 by Esther A. Howland.

  9. The Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately 190 million Valentine's Day cards are sent each year, making it the second largest card-sending holiday of the year.

  10. In Japan, it is traditional for women to give chocolate to men on Valentine's Day, and for men to return the favor on White Day, which is celebrated one month later.

Frequently asked questions

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