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Where did Valentine’s Day originate?

by Maryann Pisano on January 22, 2017


There is a theory that Valentine’s Day is a Christianized version of the Roman holiday of Lupercalia. Lupercalia was a fertility festival honoring Faunus, who was an agricultural god.

Festivities included dancing and matching making ceremonies.

Girls and young women would receive soft lashes made from specially-made leather whips, that they believed would help with fertility in the coming year.



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