Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day

So according to Wikipedia, Valentines Day is the annual holiday held on February 14th celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. Well, while I may not currently have a boyfriend, I have many intimate companions also known as very close friends and family so today I celebrate them and our lasting friendships.
Happy Valentines Day to you all!

"But did you know that the origin of Valentine's Day, or Saint Valentine's Day, comes from the life and death of a Christian martyr? According to author Martha Zimmerman, the date traditionally celebrated as St. Valentine's Day finds it origin in the Roman festival of romance called Lupercalia, when the gods Juno and Pan were honored. It was a fertility festival or a lover's holiday looking forward to the return of Spring. In the fifth century, in an attempt to abolish the pagan festival, Pope Gelasius changed Lupercalia and its February 15 date to February 14 and called it Saint Valentine's Day. Even though the names and the date were changed, the emphasis continued to be on love."

For more on this, check out the Meaning of Valentines Day.

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."

1 comment:

  1. I agree, Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers. I hope you had a great day.

    Thanks for history on the holiday...I have always wanted to look that up. :)

    Sending you lots of x's and o's on Vday and every day. xoxo