11 creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in 2021
Do Valentine’s Day differently this year with our guide to unique ways to celebrate.
Forget chocolates, red roses and heart-holding teddy bears. Just because it’s the most romantic day of the year, doesn’t mean you have to fall into the trap of cliched gift-giving.
Legend has it the modern love fest was named in honour of a third-century Roman priest, Valentine, who defied the king’s orders to ban marriages and continued marrying couples in secret. When the king found out, Valentine was jailed and sentenced to death. There, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and, when he was taken to the gallows on 14 February, he left her a letter signed ‘from your Valentine’.
Despite its dark origins, Valentine’s Day is as good an excuse as any to celebrate the special people in your life or, simply, to spend quality time with the ones you love.
Here are 11 non-cliched ways to make the most of Valentine’s Day.
Sip sparkling wine sky-high as the sun sets, learn to surf, or get a bird’s-eye view of the city at sunrise.