Happy Valentine's Day!
Valentine's day, which is also known as St. Valentine's Day on February 14th is when lovers express their affection with gifts.
The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine's Day. It came to be celebrated as a day of romance from around the 14th century.
Also known as the Feast of Saint Valentine. Originating from a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentines, Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world.
Is there someone you would like to send a message to this Valentine's Day?