Valentine’s Day (Canada, UK, USA) – One version states that a priest named Valentine was martyred on February 14, 269 A.D. in Rome for secretly marrying couples against the orders of the Roman Emperor, Claudius II. This was also the night before a festival called Lupercalia associated with fertility. Probably both customs became associated with the day.
Source: Multicultural Calendar 2013
There are many romantic places found in Guelph – in our historic downtown, by our picturesque rivers, and in our many lovely restaurants and cafes. You can also visit our tourism site to explore many great places.