Each year on February 14th many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “Valentine.” But do you know where this holiday got its start? The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is actually named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.
No matter its origins, Valentine’s Day provides the perfect excuse to escape everyday chores and head somewhere to create romantic memories. The Sacramento area and its surrounding communities have a great variety of places to enjoy — some are suited for families and others are perfect for that special couples indulgence. Be sure and check out our Sacramento Lifestyle Calendar for local events!
And Valentine’s Day is certainly not the only holiday in February — other celebrations this month include Chinese New Year, Ash Wednesday and Presidents’ Day.
When most people think about celebrating, food is one of the first things that comes to mind. And our February issue is all about food! From a first look at some of the new cuisine coming to the new Golden 1 Center to Chef Evan Elsberry’s secrets on creating “comfort gourmet” at home, this issue is sure to have you itching to dine out or whip something up in the kitchen.
February is also a great month to show both your home and your car some love, and we have great tips to offer on both!
From all of us at Sacramento Lifestyle we hope you enjoy this edition as much as we’ve had creating it. Enjoy the read!