Valentine’s Day occurs annually on February 14th. In our day it is known and celebrated all over the world in many cultures. .
Its origins lie in the fourth century and was created to replace pagan rites related to the celebration of the Luperco faun. These rites were celebrated on February 15 and included unbridled celebrations and were openly in contrast with the moral and idea of love of Christians. A celebration where there was an exaggerated use of food, wine and lewd dances even in the public square. Expectant women willingly joined this ritual, convinced that it would do well at the birth of the baby.
To transform these rites of clear pagan origin into the feast of love, Pope Gelasius I in 496 A.D. he decided to move it to the previous day, in the Gregorian calendar dedicated to Valentine’s Day, making sure to transform the saint in a certain way, into the protector of lovers. This custom was then spread by the Benedictines, the first custodians of the basilica dedicated to Saint Valentine also through their monasteries first in Italy and then in France, England and in much of the Anglo-Saxon world. Many traditions related to the saint are found in countries where he is revered as patron.
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For us who now live in the 21st century, the memory of this tradition is linked to the small gestures of love that lovers exchange with each other especially on February 14th. Pawns to be celebrated and sublimated with the classic candlelit dinner. Those gestures of love that often arise spontaneously but sometimes, due to the wear and tear of this modern life, it can also happen that they can be forgotten by going into the background. So don’t be forgetful if you want to stay in love and reciprocate! Book your table now at the Terrazza Roma restaurant to celebrate the feast of love in a serene environment with a great atmosphere.
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