Valentines Day Where Did This Come From January 17, 2017 09:10

 

 ShopBodySense Valentine Gift

The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful legends. The holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.

Chaucer's Love Birds

It was not until the 14th century that this Christian feast day became definitively associated with love. According to UCLA medieval scholar Henry Ansgar Kelly, author of Chaucer and the Cult of Saint Valentine, it was Chaucer who first linked St. Valentine's Day with romance.

In 1381, Chaucer composed a poem in honor of the engagement between England's Richard II and Anne of Bohemia. As was the poetic tradition, Chaucer associated the occasion with a feast day. In "The Parliament of Fowls," the royal engagement, the mating season of birds, and St. Valentine's Day are linked:

ShopBodySense Valentines Gift

Our calming, herbal, natural Heart offer a unique treat for your Valentine. Each Heart feels like a "beany baby" and is filled with a special blend of long grain rice and natural aromatics to provide specific physical and emotional benefits.

The ShopBodySense Heart is constructed from colorful, soft, plush fleece for long-lasting warmth. (Heart is fleece over cordura for hot or cold use.) Relieve anxiety and agitation, calm and comfort cold or flu systems or simply send your child off to sweet dreams with our Valentines Day Heart.

Aromas can trigger the healing power within - Our sense of smell connects us directly with our emotions and instincts.