valentine2014How often does Valentine’s Day meet Chap Goh Meh (also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day or Lantern Festival)?

I really have no idea as I’m neither a numerology expert nor a historian though I’m really good at Maths (as I still remember I topped the school back when I was only 12) and loves history…

When Valentine’s Day Meets Lantern Festival

But TODAY, 14th February, these two special dates of the heart intersect! Here’s an interesting article:

 

http://goo.gl/pjIQOS

 

Put it this way, I’m glad to live to see today as it’s really special and interesting which spawned me to do a little research…

The Story of Valentine’s Day

And guess what I’ve found? A really touching story about a little girl who was born blind and wanted so much to see the world… And a humble Christian martyr Valentinus helped and enlightened her. Read the full story — it takes 0nly a minute — at:

 

http://goo.gl/CRqpTq

 

Well, then… how did the Lantern Festival comes about?

About the Lantern Festival

Falling on the 15th day of the first lunar month, Lantern Festival is the first significant feast after Spring Festival, so called because the most important activity during the night of the event is watching various wonderful Chinese lanterns. And because every household eats yuanxiao… Read more at:

 

http://goo.gl/yFWjvd

 

What to do this weekend for Valentine’s Day?

In case you are not celebrating overseas and still want to celebrate, check this Valentine’s Day Special out where more Singapore couples opt for staycations this festive season:

 

http://goo.gl/MgQtgT