Bob Ratliff Blog: February 2014

Valentine's Day Greeting To All My ActiveRain Peeps!

Valentine RosesHappy Valentine's Day ActiveRain Friends

Have You Ever Wondered Where Valentine Originated?

Valentine's Day can be traced to the ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia. Lupercalia honored the gods Lupercus and Faunus, as well as the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus were celebrated on February 15th.

On Lupercalia festival day young men would pick woman's names from a box and stay paired until the next years celebration.

Valentine Heart Wish from Bob Ratliff Cedar Park TX REALTOR"Valentine's Day" was named after a priest named Valentine who was a romantic at heart, and disobeyed Emperor Claudius II's decree that soldiers remain bachelors. If soldiers were married according to Emperor Claudius they would become distracted and unable to fight. Valentine defied the Emperor and performed marriage ceremonies in defiance.

Happy Valentines Day brought to you by Bob Ratliff Cedar Park REALTORValentine was put to death on February 14th of disobeying.

After Valentine's death, he was named a saint. As Christianity spread through Rome, the priests moved Lupercalia from February 15 to February 14 and renamed it St. Valentine's Day to honor Saint Valentine.

Now you know the story where Valentine's Day Originated.

 

 

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