A unique custom of the festival was the mating of young boys and girls for a year through a lottery system.
Quite often the couple would fall in love and marry.
Though the festival commemorates the martyrdom of a Christian saint called St Valentine, the festival as it is celebrated today has little religious significance.
In present times, Valentine's Day has assumed a secular and global flavor and is celebrated by people of all ages and races.
The present generation holds the festival in high regard and celebrates the day by expressing love not just to their sweethearts but everyone they hold dear and special.
Valentine's Day Festival is said to have originated in pagan times when people celebrated February 14 in honor of Roman God of Fertility.
I am still putting together a post with free printables for anyone who wants to join me in doing the 14 days of Valentines...
The romantic festival of Valentine's Day is said to have originated in pagan times in Rome when people celebrated annual fertility festival called Feast of Lupercalia in mid-February.Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple.Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days.It is a little coupon book that I put together full of coupons for date nights, movie night, massages, and even a coupon for me to watch a sports game with him... One with the printed coupons that I used for my hubby, and I also threw in a blank version so you could write your own coupons...I ended up using both and wrote things on the blank ones that I came up with while putting the book together...