February the 14th is celebrated around the world as a day for lovers. A day when we buy our lover flowers and chocolate and celebrate our union – or a prospective one. It’s actually one of the nicest Christianized festivals to have been kept alive – all be it under a different name. Originally it was called Luperaclia day, when Pagans gathered to honor Faunus, the fertility god and Juno the Roman Goddess of fertility as the last of the snow began to melt and the first hints of spring were felt in the air.
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