To Valentine or not to Valentine…

In the words of Sex and the City’s Miranda Hobbs, ‘Is it just me or is Valentine’s Day on steroids this year?’ Some of you may or may not have noticed the abundance of Valentine’s gifts which have recently descended on the shops once again, and with a week to go, it leads me to question our modern-day obsession with this yearly ritual. Where did it come from? Why should we celebrate it? Why shouldn’t we? And what can we all do in Liverpool this Valentine’s day, whether we’re single or not? The history and origins of Valentine’s day...

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