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Even if it seems cloudy...let the Love rain down on you!!!  Happy Valentines Day!!
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What is Valentine's Day?
The history of Valentine's Day is a tricky one to tackle as its roots are clouded by many wondrous fables.  It has been said that the actual holiday has deep roots in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia.  Lupercalia is the celebration of fertility which occurred annually on February 15th.  It wasn't until 496, under Pope Gelasius I, that the feast was changed to February 14th and said to be Saint Valentine's Day.  But which Saint was Valentine? Sadly this is a mystery, when one looks at the Catholic Encyclopedia, they will find three Christian saints by that very name.  (it is a lovely name isn't it) All three were martyred on February 14th, which only adds to the mystery.

Some scholars think the St. Valentine, to which the feast and day was for, belongs to a priest who lost favor of the Roman Emperor Claudius III around 270  (A relative of mine.  :) The legend explains that Claudius III prohibited marriage for all young men.  He wanted them to be soldiers, not husbands.  It was at this time that St. Valentine began to secretly wed people.  He was later taken to jail where he fell in love with the daughter of the jailer.  (Oh love so wonderful)  The legends ends with a letter he sent, which was signed:  From Your Valentine.  Oh so beautiful.  Whether it is true or not...it does make for a lovely story.

Everyone have a beautiful day. 
XOXO
Elicia.

 


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01/03/2015 5:05am

The history of Valentine's Day is a tricky one to tackle as its roots are clouded by many wondrous fables. It has been said that the actual holiday has deep roots in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia.

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11/27/2016 9:42pm

this is post... i am happy to read it

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11/28/2016 3:39am

Wow glad for the wishes. And i really wish you the same from the bottom of my heart. I just love the way way celebrating this day with my dear one's and family. It was not meant for only couples. But any relationship on earth.

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