Originally Posted by GXP Venom
You heard that from my dad, Huh?
Actually it is a Holiday we can't pin on Hallmark:
In Ancient Rome Lupercalia was observed February 13 through 15, was an archaic rite connected to fertility. Before that the Greeks use the time focused on human sacrife rather than romantic love,, dedicated to the sacred marriage of Zeus and Hera. (Some men would prefer it had been left at that) Pope Galasius (492–496) abolished Lupercalia in 500 AD. And he renamed the day after one or more early Christian matyrs named Valentine. Theologians/historians differ on which one precisely because several of the early Church Martyrs had the name. From then on the holiday became a day of a mixture of religion, love, marriage, and romance.
Either way, it'* no longer about romance in America. It'* about who can spend more on their *.O. and show it off later. A perfect V-Day for me is a night in and a nice home cooked meal.