Mantel of the Month: February 2020
February 14th is known as the day of love all over the world. Couples celebrate their love, but it isn’t just couples. Everyone expresses their fondness and affection today. But, do you know the origins of this holiday?
The origins of this lovers’ holiday is somewhat mysterious. On one side, many believe that it is to celebrate the death anniversary of St. Valentine—a Christian saint who was murdered helping Christians escape prison.
Others believe that this love-filled holiday evolved from the Pagan tradition of Lupercalia. Celebrated on February 15, this was the day that the roman gods Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, and Lupercus—the Roman fertility god. How appropriate.