Monday, February 14, 2011
Around here, Valentine's Day is viewed as something of a "Hallmark Holiday" - a day celebrated and promoted by the card companies and florists in order to sell you something you didn't need. We certainly don't need any chocolate here. Roses are nice, but I think the cat would make short work of them.
Besides, did you know that Valentine's Day had its origins in a pagan festival? The Roman festival of romance was originally celebrated on February 15th to honour the gods Juno and Pan in anticipation of the return of spring. Now that's something I'd happily celebrate although I won't be sacrificing a dog or a goat. With temperatures of +5° to +6° today and a forecast of +10° later in the week the return of spring is top of mind. Not to mention, all that chocolate left on store shelves goes on sale on February 15th!