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Every February 14, across the the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this saint, and where did these traditions come from?
The history of Valentine’s Day and the story of its patron saint is shrouded in mystery. February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.
“While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.”
Want to know more? read it on History Channel.
Now it really is time to celebrate, isn’t it?
Have a Snug Valentine everyone!!!