Valentine's Day http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dark-origins-valentines-day Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody — and a bit muddled.<p>Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient Rome, where men hit on women by, well, hitting them.<p><strong>Those Wild And Crazy Romans</strong><strong> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:09:15 +0000 9297 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day