has its origins in the ancient Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia, and was associated with St. Valentine and February 14th by Pope Gelasius around 498 A.D.
Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint
Valentine, .... a possible origin of the widespread use of hearts on St. Valentine's
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Feb 13, 2011 ... Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But
the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually ...
A return to more pagan-like celebrations of February 14th is not surprising and neither is the overall commercialization of the day
. Millions of people all over the world celebrate Valentine
in one fashion or another, but its unlikely that even one of them cel... More »
16 hours ago ... A Valentine's Day piece by NPR details the origins of the holiday, and they are as
disturbing and bloody as you would expect, if you are single ...
1 day ago ... When Valentine's Day rolls around, it's inevitable that you'll hear someone
exclaim, “It's just a holiday created by Hallmark!” Sure, card and ...
Where did we get the customs and symbols of Valentine's Day? What is their
Feb 5, 2015 ... While not thought to be directly related to modern Valentine's Day traditions, the
beginnings of celebrating love (of a sort) in February date back ...
The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful
legends. The holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, ...