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February 15, 2004 by JEPEL on A Frenchman in England
History of the valentine'day This is a translation from an article published in "LeMonde" The first traces of Valentine's day come from ancientRome. Originally it was a pagan celebration in the name of Lupercalia, god ofthe herd and shepherd and to Junon, goddess of  the woman and the romanwedding. It was the opportunities to celebrate fertility ritual, the moresurprising event was the the race of the "luperque", in which men werechasing women and whipping them wit...