In Medieval times, a Valentines tradition was the matching of young men and women by drawing names from a bowl. This is a
direct link with the pagan Lupercalia
fertility celebrations of 14 February . Fertilility was at the heart of Valentines Day traditions necessary for the continuation of village life.The Valentine tradition was that their
names were worn on each others sleeves. Similar to the Valentines
Day tradition in Ireland of the exchange of Claddagh love
Several centuries ago , another Valentines tradition was that children used to dress up as adults
on Valentines Day. Similar to today's tradition of
Christmas Carol Singing they went from home to home singing
Good morning to you, valentine;
Curl your locks as I do mine---
Two before and three behind.
Good morning to you, valentine.
From the 1750s the main Valentines tradition has been the sending of St
Valentines Day cards & romantic notes along with
Valentines Day gifts.
When a young European woman receives a Valentines Day Traditional
gift of clothing it means a romantic declaration of intent
! Be my Valentine !
Wooden love spoons were a Valentines Day Tradition in Wales
. These carved gifts with romantic hearts were once popular
St Valentines Day gifts.
Modern day Valentines Day Traditions include Valentines
Day Romantic breaks, St Valentines Day romantic dinners,
Valentines Day trysts, Valentines Day Dating & St Valentines
Day parties are all often initiated with a Valentines Day
Other modern day Valentines Day Traditions include valentines gifts of
flowers, chocolates, St Champagne & Valentines perfumes which are all accompanied
by a Valentines