On this Valentines Day, I thought that it would be interesting to look at the origins of our annual celebration of love.  I was surprised to learn that it was not just a made-up “Hallmark Holiday” (although it has certainly been commercially appropriated).  Like many of our contemporary celebrations, Valentine’s Day has ancient origins.

rosesI found the following story on the NPR website.  It encompasses many of the theories surrounding  Valentine’s Day’s.  To avoid re-inventing the wheel, I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy!

The Dark Origins of Valentine’s Day




One thought on “Love and Death…

  1. Tim

    Hmmm, so the Romans invented the “key party?” Or in your next post are you going to reveal that the key party traces back to early Mesopotamia?

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