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Ah, Valentine’s day, the day of love… (Part 3)

One of their false beliefs connected with this festival was that the names of girls who had reached marriageable age would be written on small rolls of paper and placed in a dish on a table. Then the young men who wanted to get married would be called, and each of them would pick a piece of paper. He would put himself at the service of the girl whose name he had drawn for one year so that they could find out about one another. Then they would get married, or they would repeat the same process again on the day of the festival in the following year. The Christian clergy reacted against this tradition, which they considered to have a corrupting influence on the morals of young men and women. It was abolished in Italy, where it had been well-known, then it was revived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

In The Story of Civilisation, it says that the Church devised a calendar in which every day was designated as the feast day of one of the saints. In England, Saint Valentine’s Day was to come at the end of winter. When that day came, according to them, the birds mated enthusiastically in the forests, and the young men would put flowers on the windowsills of the homes of the girls whom they loved. ( The Story of Civilisation by Will Durant, 15/23.) The Pope designated the day of the death of Saint Valentine, February 14, 270 CE, as a festival of love.

Please scroll down to enjoy some excellent erotic artworks that will stimulate your night with a lot of love:

Lancret A Company at the Edge of a Wood, late 1720s Oil on canvas, 64 x 79 cm Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Fragonard The Swing, 1767 Oil on canvas, 81 x 64.2 cm. Wallace Collection, London

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