• Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

    Photo Source If you have a partner or someone you’re interested in and want to make a gesture, chances are you’re planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day this year. Historically, Valentine’s Day has its origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which was traditionally held in mid-February. This festival celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites, and involved the pairing off of women with men by lottery. Luckily, the tradition changed with time. By the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day, which came to be celebrated as a day of romance from about the 14th century. Nowadays, Valentine’s Day is celebrated on…