THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, GOLD, NOT GOATS
Ah, Valentine’s Day. The traditional day of love . . . romance . . .
Shakespeare and Chaucer romanticized the event with sonnets. Elaborate gifts were exchanged in the late Middle Ages. Victorians pledged their love on specially created paper cards.
It’s enough to make you long for the romantic Valentine’s Day traditions of centuries past. Or is it?
Some historians site the ancient Roman feast Lupercalia, celebrated from February 13 to the 15th, as an origin of Valentine’s Day. Men sacrificed a goat and a dog; women lined up to let the men “whip” them with the animal hides as a fertility rite. Men then drew names of women from a jar and they were ‘matched’ for the duration of the festival.
Goat pelts may be nice. But, frankly, this Valentine’s Day, we’d advise jewelry as an expression your affections!
At Jewels That Dance, you’ll find a wide selection of earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces in a variety of prices – perfect for your Valentine. Stop in today and let our staff assist you in picking out the perfect gift.