Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy St. Valentine's Day!

Here's a little history. (Via Lew Rockwell)
While the Greeting Card Association of America does admit that Valentine’s Day is second only to Christmas in the volume of cards sent (an estimated one billion valentines will be sent this year!), they refuse to take credit for the creation of the day itself. That honor goes to the Catholic Church, which, as it did on several occasions, decided to combine some existing pagan rituals with some newer Christian ones. Throw in a saint, a few miscellaneous legends and traditions, and, voilà! Valentine’s Day!
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3 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

Happy Saint Valentine's Day, Elena:)

elena maria vidal said...

And to you, Lucy!

Matterhorn said...

Happy St. Valentine's Day to all.