Valentines' Day (American)
Originally Valentines' Day was known as a Pagan Festival and then some people believed that the only reason why this holiday is celebrated in the middle of February it because of the anniversary of the death of St. Valentine. It was said that around A.D. 270 Christians wanted to place the date of the holiday in the middle of the months in hope that , that would 'Christianize the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Which was known to be celebrated on the 15th of February, this festival was for fertility and it was dedicated to the Roman god of agriculture, Faunus and the founders Remus and Romulus When this festival would began people who where members of the Roman and Luperci would gather with one another at a cave. The infants Remus and Romulus were known to be taken care of by a "she-wolf" or Lupa. For fertility a goat would be sacrificed by the hands of a priest. The goats head would be stripped into strips and then dipped into the sacrificial blood. Along with that a dog would also be sacrificed for purification. After that is done, they would then slap the woman with the hide of the goat. The Roman woman took much pride in the touch of the goat because they were strong believers in becoming more fertile in years to come. As the legend tells later during the day all the woman would then place their names in a large urn, im order for the bachelors of the city to pick a name. After the name is picked the bachelor and that woman are to be paired with one another for the year and sometimes the paired matches would result in marriages.