Valentines Day History and Ideas

pic 12 Valentines Day History and IdeasValentines Day is an annual holiday that honors lovers on February 14. Valentine cards are designed with red heart symbols to signify love. Valentines Day is a time when gifts, flowers and candy are exchanged between lovers. According to the legend, Valentines Day was originally a fertility celebration in ancient Roman tradition. As Christianity gained dominance in Europe, pagan holidays were converted into Christian holidays honoring martyrs, and pope Gelasius converted February 14 into a holiday in honor of Saint Valentine. However, there were three saints known by that name and to whom the holiday was ascribed remains a mystery. [Read more...]