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St.Valentine’s Day History

valentine'sThe beginning of Valentine’s Day trace back to the ancient Roman carnival of Lupercalia. Held on February 15, Lupercalia honored the gods Lupercus and Faunus, as well as the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus.

In addition to a bountiful feast, Lupercalia festivities are purported to have included the pairing of young women and men. Men would draw women’s names from a box, and each couple would be paired until next year’s celebration.
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Posted by on February 14, 2013 in Historical, Human

 

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