Valentines feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.
What did Valentines ribbons mean in Middle Ages?
Ribbon and Lace as Symbols of Love A woman would give the object of her desire her lace handkerchief or some ribbons from her hair for luck and protection, as well as to remind him of her love, and it is from this tradition that lace and ribbons have endured into the present era as a popular Valentines Day symbol.
Who started Valentines Day?
The first Valentines Day was in the year 496! Having a particular Valentines Day is a very old tradition, thought to have originated from a Roman festival. The Romans had a festival called Lupercalia in the middle of February - officially the start of their springtime.
What is bad about Valentines Day?
Valentines Day can be an incredibly expensive holiday to celebrate. Buying expensive jewelry, flowers, and dining at a nice restaurant might not even help your relationship and could even harm it. Valentines Day leaves people in relationships with impossible expectations and leaves single people out.
Is Valentine day just for females?
The story of St. Valentine has been told for centuries now, but nowhere in this historic tale does it justify whether the romantic holiday is meant for men, women or simply both. Valentines Day is a day that is celebrated all over the world.