Run 1467 – 12th February 2017
这是2017年2月12日，星期日，SH3 Runs #1467 的说明：
Hares: Diamond Duck
Meeting point & directions: A to A run from Hong Ling Ge restaurant, 2102 KongJiang Road, near Da Hu Shan Road. Subway take line 8 to AnshanXinCun station. Exit 4.
“虹林閣”, 控江路2102号, (近打虎山路).
The Lantern Festival (Feb 11th)and Valentines Day (Feb 14th) Run.
The lantern festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar year, Feb 11th in 2017. In 2016 it was February 22 and next year, 2018, it is March 2nd. It heralds the end to the Chinese New Year festivities. In some countries with ethic Chinese is is also co-incidentally known as the time to find love, ie also valentines day.
Valentines Day originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus. The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”).
Both days also signify the beginning of spring and the end of winter.
But alas, enough of these accurate history lessons. In reality Valentines day is the day you spend silly money with the vague hope of finally banging that girls you’ve been lusting after for ages to no avail. So on trail in this run, eye up your harriette of choice and make a move on her. Of course, if you have had a few Qingtaos too many that will significantly improve your chances. On on with love in the air.