Lupercalia Festival – Valentine's Day - Poem by Chris Lane
During The Lupercalia festival
Celebrated in mid February
A spring cleansing ritual
Averted evil spirits and purified the city
Thereby releasing good health - promoting fertility
Became The Imperial State Religion
Saint Valentine's day
Was incorporated into The Lupercalia tradition
Lupercalia, a Roman festival.
February occurred later on the ancient Roman calendar
than it does today
So Lupercalia was held in the spring
Regarded as a festival of purification and fertility.
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