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Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Valentine's Day


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Valentine's Day...

It is not exactly known why the 14th of February is known as Valentine's Day or if the noble Valentine really had any relation to this day. The history of Valentine's Day is impossible to be obtained from any archive and the veil of centuries gone by has made the origin behind this day more difficult to trace. It is only some legends that are our source for the history of Valentine's Day.
The modern St. Valentine's Day celebrations are said to have been derived from both ancient Christian and Roman tradition. As per one legend, the holiday has originated from the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalis/Lupercalia, a fertility celebration that used to observed annually on February 15. But the rise of Christianity in Europe saw many pagan holidays being renamed for and dedicated to the early Christian martyrs. Lupercalia was no exception. In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius turned Lupercalia into a Christian feast day and set its observance a day earlier, on February 14. He proclaimed February 14 to be the feast day in honour of Saint Valentine, a Roman martyr who lived in the 3rd century. It is this St. Valentine whom the modern Valentine's Day honours.




oxox, lulu

11 comments:

  1. Very informative post, and I adore the photo. I too am in the mood for love.....

    Leeann x

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  2. Realy intresting! We celebrate Valentine's Day in sweden as well, but we call it all harts day (directly translated...). Gaaaa, it's so hard to express what I want to say ;0). Well, I was happy to get a comment from you on my blog! Would be fun to hear how you celebrate this day.
    Anna

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  3. Jag gillar din blogg, trevligt att hitta dig hela vägen till Kalifornien.
    Mitt hem är i princip fullt av vaser ....:) men full jag ska försöka arbeta mer på insidan så jag behöver inspiration från människor som du!
    Tack

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  4. I am looking for valentine's day! I love that day especially for my girls!

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  5. Neat to learn the history.

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. hi! love that love garland in your pic! just looked thru your photos from some past posts - your son is a cutie! really enjoyed these pics! my son is now 11 - the time goes so fast! {true, everyone says this, but it's true!} everyday is truly precious with them!

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  7. Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'm thrilled to have found yours, too - and you're in SoCal? That is just the cherry on the sundae. I love finding local bloggers!

    I ADORE VALENTINE'S DAY!! What a great post, thank you!

    I'm a follower of yours, and can't wait to read more!

    And you are getting one of those clocks? WOW, I'm extremely envious!!

    You lucky lady!

    xo -Tracy.

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  8. Great love post!!Nice info sister and picture!!!

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  9. Hi Lu,
    I can tell by your posts you have a passion for design. What a wonderful post very sophisticated. I can tell you have the potential to explode onto the decorating scene.

    Fondly Me

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  10. Love all the "after" pictures. Great job Lu. Have a great weekend !!

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