Valentine’s Day: The Wild, Pagan History Behind the Romantic Holiday via CNET [Shared]

Valentine’s Day: The Wild, Pagan History Behind the Romantic Holiday – CNET

Valentine's Day: The Wild, Pagan History Behind the Romantic Holiday via CNET [Shared]

On Valentine’s Day, millions present flowers, chocolates and cards to their sweethearts. While the holiday’s traditions really became cemented in the 1800s, historians link its roots to wild pagan revelries from before the birth of Saint Valentine himself.

Read on for Valentine’s Day’s Roman origins, its rise as a Christian holiday and the emergence of now-familiar V-day traditions.

For more Valentine’s Day fun, check out Google’s Valentine’s Day Google Doodle, a guide to being single on Valentine’s Day and tips on avoiding romance scams.

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