Valentine’s Day is romance in a heart-shaped candy box. Our annual day of love is a huge leap from its historical origins: Drunken Roman fertility rites and Christian martyrdom.How did lace-edged cards evolve from orgies and a beheading or two? One might ask how did St. Patrick come to be synonymous with green beer?Lines get blurred, history gets fuzzy, and a marketing goal is achieved.The Roman Catholic Church honors St. Valentine (Valentinus), who was beheaded in A.D. 270 by Roman […]

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