St. Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is a whirl of hearts, candy, and good wishes in the form of red and white cards saying, "Be My Valentine."
The day derives from the old Roman feast of Lupercalia, the "lovers' festival," celebrated on February 15. However, in 496 Pope Gelasius changed the date to February 14, St. Valentine's day. The romance and fun of the Roman holiday have remained, tangled with many ancient customs and superstitions.
In England custom decrees that if a single girl walks around a certain
church twelve times at midnight and says, "I sow hempseed, hempseed I sow, he that loves me best, come after me now," her true valentine will appear. In Sicily, it is said that if a young lady gets up at sunrise on Saint Valentine's day to peer through her window, the first single man to walk by, or someone like him, is the man she will marry.
NOTE: All of the grahpics featured here
were found on numerous web sites and are
free to anyone. If you see a graphic that
is not free,
please notify us.
Thank you for visiting & we wish you and your family
a very Happy New Year filled with good health,
good friends, and more than enough good luck.
May the trail rise to meet you.
May the Sun shine always at your back and
may the Creator hold you in the hollow of His hand.
You are the
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
visitor to this page since the counter
was reset on 6/25/99 when count was
6089 since December 20, 1997.
Check back often!
This page was last updated
Sunday, 28-Nov-2010 23:34:22 MST
© 1998 - 2010 by Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman