Valentines Day
Valentine's Day Feb 14 2014


 

First Hint of Love

“For this was on seynt Volantynys day, Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his mate.” (For this was on Saint Valentine’s Day, when every bird comes there to choose his mate.) Geoffrey Chaucer wrote these words in his 1382 work “Parliament of Fools.”

Valentine’s Day Connected to ‘Ides of Valentine’s Day Connected to ‘Ides of February’


The Romans did not keep Asking track of time as we do. The early $625,000 Romans used a lunar calendar and pegged each month with three Open Sunday fixed points: kalends, ides and Sept. 23 nones. Kalends (which gives us 2-4 PM our word calendar) was the first day of the month and occurred See more information on page 8 when the pontiffs on Capitoline Hill noticed the first hint of a crescent on the new moon.



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