Posted: Feb 25, 2018 10:04 pm
by BlackBart
John Platko wrote:
BlackBart wrote:Which, once again, was appropriated from the Romans.

It might have gone the way of Lupercalia if it wasnt for the church.

No real reason to conclude that. If the 'church' didn't exist, festivals like Yule and Saturnalia would probably have carried on - humans do like an excuse for a party. We might have got to celebrate both of them.
Further, if we can speculate Lupercalia died out, we can just as easily speculate it morphed into Valentine's day.

And of course, none of that alters the fact that Christians hijacked Christmas from elsewhere.