Wednesday, January 14, 2015

February: A Month of Love (Repost)






For over 2000 years, February & Valentine's Day is a symbol of love.  In ancient Greece, Athenians celebrated Gamelian from the middle of January to the middle of February to honor the marriage of gods Zeus and Hera.  However, in ancient Rome, they celebrated two holidays.  The first honored - Juno the Goddess of Women and Marriage then in the middle of February Romans celebrated Lupercalia. A celebration in honor of the Roman gods of agriculture of the same name and it also honored Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.  Then around 498 AD Pope Gelasius declared February 14th as the day to honor St. Valentine of Rome, who is the patron saint of love and honor.  In modern times, it is still about love and honoring the commitment between two people who love each other.