Hello dear subscribers! Valentine’s Day is all about showing your love. We write a heartfelt greeting and exchange gifts with our loved ones and perhaps make them a breakfast or a dinner. Personally, I love to cook and spend the day making meals for my wife.
How did this day come about? It all started in…. ancient Rome.
According to history.com, the ancient Romans had a pagan holiday Lupercalia which was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus. Roman priests would gently touch women with sacrificial goat hides which the women believed would increase fertility. As Christianity rose in the Roman empire, Lupercalia was outlawed. It was replaced with St. Valentine’s Day which was celebrated on February 14th.
Fast forward to the middle ages. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance. During this time the tradition of Valentine’s Day greetings became popular.
By the middle of the 18th century, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology.
Today, an estimated 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year with Christmas being the first.
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Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day and lots of luck in love!