February 14, 2001 1:14 PM Subscribe
Day may be a remant of the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia
, in which "young men who were naked except for the skins of goats that had been sacrificed this day, ran from the Lupercal around the bounds of the Palatine . . . striking the women they met with strips of goat skin, to promote fertility."
This factoid resists my every attempt to add further comment.
posted by jbushnell (3 comments total)
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