We all know that the month of February is associated with the season of Romance. But why, we are not so sure. Is it because of the great weather or is it because February is also the mating season for birds or is it because of some Saint called Valentine who died for love? Below are some interesting interpretations for you to read. But before that don’t forget to log on to The Hush Hush Diary daily up to the Valentines day, to find a great post everyday to make your Valentines day even more special! STAY TUNED!
Now for some fun interpretations:
“One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realising the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.”
“Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s 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.”
Here’s another website to read some more interesting facts about valentines day:
Looking forward to a great week ahead! Have a great day!