Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Ice sculpture downtown this weekend
Not everyone in the world celebrates St Valentine's Day, although Hallmark is working hard at changing that. Despite the word Saint in its name, it's yet another holiday with pagan origins. I had heard the story of a man called Valentine who was put to death in Roman times, but didn't know some of the other details. Women lining up so that men can hit them, believing that would make them fertile?? I'll take the Hallmark version of the holiday, thank you very much!


Stella Jones said...

Indeed? well I'm glad that I live in modern times then. Far nicer to get a pretty card and maybe a bunch of roses!
We have a lot to 'thank' the Romans for, don't we...

Daffodilly said...

How lovely.

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