The roots of St.Valentine’s Day stem from the pagan fertility festival of Lupercalia, celebrated in Ancient Rome between 13-15th February. In 496AD Pope Gelasius declared 14th February to be St.Valentine’s Day, an official Christian feast day.
The first real association of St. Valentine’s Day with romantic love, or ‘love birds’, derives from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Parlement of Foules (or, ‘Parliament of Fowls’). Dating from 1382, Chaucer celebrated the engagement of the 15 year-old King Richard II to Anne of Bohemia via a poem, in which he wrote: For this was on St. Valentine’s Day, when every bird (fowl) cometh to choose his mate.
As February 14th rolls round again the card industry go into overdrive again, will your door be blocked with cards this Tuesday?
Love is one of the main motivations of songwriting, singing and music so here at Auracle Sound we find Valentine’s Day the perfect opportunity to create a playlist of love songs to celebrate the greatest theme of all time. Ballad’s, breakup’s and anthem’s proclaiming love for each other, love for your dearest and nearest, love for the world, love for the landscape, love between nations, love for whatever takes your fancy.
Whether it is Ed Sheeran captivating the world with ‘Perfect’, Ben.E.King asking you to ‘Stand By Me’, Eric Clapton telling you you ‘Look Wonderful Tonight’, Whitney Houston saying she ‘I Will Always Love You’, The Bee Gees asking ‘How Deep is Your Love?’ or Al Green reminding us ‘Let’s Stay Together’ our Valentine’s channel features all the current or classics hits and will be live streaming throughout 14th February.
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