Conversations in Rocky River: Valentine’s Day: A Short History

Andrew Roth
Scholar in Residence, The Jefferson Educational Society
The Normandy Senior LIving; Breakwater Independent Living Apartments
Friday February 07
noon-1:30 p.m.

From Lupercalia to Pope Gelasius and the Saints Valentine (there were more than one), to courtly love and the birth of romance, to Chaucer’s Parlement of Foules to Esther Howland’s Victorian filigree, to Hallmark cards and Cadbury chocolates—a short history of Valentine’s Day, or ‘How a Roman fertility ritual became the occasion for wine, chocolate and greeting cards!’ Won’t you be my Valentine?

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