March 11 The 46th annual St. Patrick’s parade will be held at The Gateway, 18 N Rio Grande St. starting at 11am. This year’s theme is Shade of Green. After the parade, the Siamsa, or folk entertainment, will commence, with vendors, food, drink, and more. March 11-14 Moab Skinny Tire Festival. Moab boasts some of the best road biking in the world with hundreds of miles of … [Read more...]
How Did Utahns Celebrate Valentine’s Day 100 Years Ago?
Valentine’s Day, widely celebrated around the globe with flowers, sweetheart messages and chocolate, has a bit of a checkered past. In ancient Rome, agricultural communities gathered for Lupercalia in mid-February, a festival that later fell out of favor with early Christians and Popes. Dr. Eliza Rosenberg, who lectures on biblical history at Utah State University, … [Read more...]
Casual Valentine’s Day Dining in Salt Lake City
Other than Valentine’s Day, no other holiday comes with so much pressure for those in romantic relationships. February 14 is a day of hearts, flowers, chocolates and fancy dinners. It’s a lot of unnecessary stress for everyone involved, and often doesn’t live up to the hype. Prix-fixe menus with triple-digit price tags and pre-paid reservations are commonplace, and … [Read more...]
Why Do Utahns Hate Valentine’s Day?
“How’s your love life?” It’s a question we ask jokingly, but for people who are single by chance, divorced, widowed, or who were betrayed by a partner, it’s a vexing question that can’t be answered by a gushy card or a heart-shaped box of chocolates they may or may not have gotten. It can be a cruel reminder that they are alone, possibly just because Cupid’s arrow … [Read more...]