Friday, April 15, 2011

February 14

Executive summary by Darmansjah

Apart from the history of the saint by the Christian faith, there is another version of history which supports the establishment on 14 February as Valentine's Day. In ancient Roman times, the 14th of February is the feast day to honor the goddess Juno, queen of all gods and goddesses as well as goddess of marriage. The young people get together and draw the names of the girl in a box or bottle. Each youth will get a pair according to the name listed in the lottery. If the match as a couple, on a later date they could get married. This is part of the celebration of the ancient Roman Lupercalia purification ceremony which is held every December 13 to 18 February.

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