Such an odd name for a holiday, isn't it? Lupercalia, an ancient Roman fertility festival, hasn't been celebrated in a few centuries, but I think it's about time for a revival don't you?
Besides, what better time to celebrate a fertility festival than the day after Valentine's Day! C'mon on now,it's genius!
Romans believed that the festival began with the brothers Romulus and Remus, who, legend states, were suckled by a female she-wolf as infants. Talk about Mom issues. Anywho, after killing his brother after he made fun of a wall he was building, Romulus went on to found what would become Rome.
It's a sort of outdated holiday, so there aren't any holiday appropriate items to give out on this day.Because I don't have much experience with fertility festivals, and since I'm not cool with sacrificing goats and dogs the way the Romans did on this day, I'll have to leave it up to you to find your own ways of celebrating today.