Posted on January 31, 2017
Have you ever wondered how this holiday of love and romance originate and, more importantly, how did St. Valentine become involved? The answers to those questions are not easy ones. Valentine’s Day is a holiday shrouded in mystery and legend.
The origins of St. Valentine’s Day lie in the ancient Roman fertility festival Lupercalia,
which was celebrated on February 15. During the festival, young women
would place their names in a large urn. The young men would draw a name
from the urn and then be romantically linked with that young woman for
the following year. Still other legends cite the fact that February 14
marked the date when birds began mating.