Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers! If you are in Finland, I wish you Hauskaa Ystävänpäivää! (That means Happy Friends’ Day, which I just learned about and like very much!)

Because my birthday is so close to Valentine’s, we celebrate the two at once. Instead of red roses, I received a beautiful white phalaenopsis orchid to add to my growing collection! My husband loves giving me these because they last such a long time and I love them (and him!) too.

Mirabilis has a couple of out-of-the-ordinary stories about this day:
Ancient Rome waited until March 1st
Valentines from ancient Rome.

Later: Don’t you just love this photo from National Geographic ?!


February 14, 2006 in Culture by Marja-Leena