Valentine’s Day is a very old tradition, thought to have originated from a pagan fertility festival. The Romans had a festival called Lupercalia (which was celebrated every year in honour of Lupercus, the god of fertility) in the middle of February, officially the start of their springtime. As part of the celebrations, boys drew names of girls from a box. They’d be boyfriend and girlfriend during the festival and sometimes they’d even get married! Pope Gelsius abolished the pagan ritual. As a replacement to the pagan fertility festival, he established the feast of St. Valentine’s Day as a celebration of love in 496 A.D.
Gradually, St. Valentine’s name started to be used mainly by men to express their feelings to those they loved.
With only a few days around the corner there is still time to book your entertainment for Valentines Evening Mike Russ Entertainments (MRE) Group Ltd. Its not just about love and romance its also about having fun. Most couples have at least one night a week a date night, where couples have fun together.
Take a look at the fantastic selection of entertainment that Mike Russ Entertainments Group can supply from Singers, Bands, Close Up Magicians, Musicians and Meet & Greet Acts to make your Valentines Even extra special and romantic
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