February 13, 2017
A lot of love will be shared this week. In fact, 150 million cards and more than 220 million roses will exchange hands. About six million Americans expect a marriage proposal on February 14.
Although origins of Valentine’s Day are not entirely clear, most agree that the holiday started on February 15 as a Pagan celebration of fertility. Pope Gelaius recast the holiday by changing the date and the name to the Feast of Saint Valentine—meant to honor one (or more priests named Saint Valentine) who were martyred on...