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Happy St Valentine's Day

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Here are some roses for my Slow Travel Friends.


G and I do not celebrate St. Valentine's Day. He feels it is a 'Hallmark' holiday. I do agree it has become so commercial. But I do like to take a day to celebrate love. Did you know that there is a Kissing Festival in France? La Fête du Baiser is held this coming Saturday in the French town of Roquemaure. Here is a great article on the festival and the history of St Valentine's Day from a 2005 Sydney Morning Herald.

The France website also has a nice page on St Valentine if you read French. And here is a bit about the history of the holiday. The roots of the celebration are from the Roman holiday, Lupercalia.

Comments (3)

Wow, what a fantastic photo!!

You are such an amazing photographer - that photo is so beautiful.

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