February 12, 2015
While many people may know Valentine’s Day as named after a Christian martyr from the 5th century, not many know for a fact that some of the practices common during this day of romance actually had its origins from Ancient Rome. Originally, February 14 was celebrated by the Romans in honor of the goddess Juno, Queen of the Gods and who also was the Goddess of Women and Marriage.
The next day, Ancient Romans celebrate the Feast of Lupercalia. In this tradition, young boys and girls were kept separated before the feast. On feast day, the boys choose slips of paper placed in jars and are then partnered with the girl whose name is written on that piece of paper. Many of these new love teams fall in love and eventually get married.
Now, this day of hearts we call Valentine’s Day is drawing near and many folks from all walks of life are eagerly awaiting this opportunity to exchange gifts, cards, flowers and candies with their special someone. Set the mood right and decorate your place or establishment with these cute Valentine’s Day decoration ideas.
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