Valentine’s Day USL January 29, 2015 USL Stories Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and lovers. The roots of Valentine’s Day goes back to ancient times, when people paid honor to the Roman God of Fertility. This was known as the Feast of Lupercalia, and was celebrated even then on February 14th. The traditions of Valentine’s Day are broad and many. It is a time to exchange cards or small gifts. Chocolates and jewelry are the big hits of this holiday as is romantic dinners. It is a romantic event for lovers and a fun event for kids and family. Many a couple become engaged or wed on this day. For others it is a day to fall in love. Did you know? While 75% of chocolate purchases are made by women all year long, during the days and minutes before Valentine’s Day, 75% of the chocolate purchases are made by men. Over $1billion of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day. Join in the fun and festivity as you surf through the many pages and links. Make sure to surf over to the links page for quizzes, fun and games, clipart, ecards, love poems and even take a love test. And much more too! Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre During the “Roaring twenties(1920’s)”, mobs, crime and gangsters were at a height in many parts of the U.S. Alcohol was banned, spawning the rise of Bootlegging and mob activity. Chicago , Illinois experienced more than it’s share of mobs and gangsters. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1929, four gangsters dressed up as policemen, massacred seven members of a rival gang. Did you Know? February 14th was formerly thought to be the first day of bird’s mating for the season. This sparked the custom of sending valentines to each other. Flowers that say “LOVE”: Many flowers express love in some way or other. They are popular for Valentine’s Day, but may be better for your budget than a dozen roses. Here is a partial list: Roses: The red rose is the universal symbol of romantic love. Need we say more!? The Valentine Flower – Sure, red roses symbolize love. But, did you know there’s a flower, and it is not a rose, that is called the Valentine Flower!? See the Valentine Flower Forget-Me-Not – These perennial flowers are a sing of love or friendship. Pretty blue flowers are irresistible. Love-In-A-Mist – When you are in love, you’re on Cloud Nine. Cyclamen – This popular Valentine’s Day gift has heart-shaped leaves. The most popular are varieties are those with red flowers. Gee, I wonder why….. Mistletoe – According to tradition, you kiss your intended under the Mistletoe at Christmas. You can also do so on Valentine’s Day. Good luck finding Mistletoe in February….. Passion Flower – ignite your passion.H Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.