February 2018 | Tales from the Earth

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Mother’s Day

By Feb 26, 2018 0 comment
To begin with, there’s a hint in the spelling. It’s Mother’s Day, not Mothers’ Day. When Anna Jarvis first campaigned in 1908 to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States, she specifically made ‘Mother’ singular possessive. Her intention was not to honour mothers and motherhood in general, but rather for each family […]
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Valentine’s Day

How St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in 270 AD, became the patron saint of lovers remains a mystery. The ancient Romans celebrated the Feast Of Lupercalia – a spring festival – on February 15. Young men randomly chose the name of a girl to escort to the […]
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