Love wasn’t always in the air on Valentine’s Day

The Valentine’s Day of today has little resemblance to its ancient Roman and early Christian roots

Love wasn’t always in the air on Valentine’s DayLove is in the air, and with it, red roses, chocolates in heart-shaped boxes and jewelry. But today’s symbols and celebration of the romantic love we associate with Valentine’s Day have little resemblance to its ancient Roman and early Christian roots, both of which involved some violence. In the middle of February the ancient Romans…

Valentine’s Day is about making everyone feel special

In an otherwise ho-hum, often dreary month, Valentine’s Day rituals brighten the landscape of the heart

Valentine’s Day is about making everyone feel specialValentine’s Day is about feeling special – making others feel special and experiencing that same feeling. Valentine’s Day gained traction in medieval times as a celebration of love. Before the 14th century, it was a feast day in honour of St. Valentine. Valentine was a priest who defied Emperor Claudius II’s edict that forbade young…