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How did #Valentine's Day become so #commercial and is it a bad thing?

From striking women with goat’s skin to showering them with chocolates and flowers, here is how #Valentine’s Day became the #holiday we know today.

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According to historians, Valentine’s Day is a successor of the ancient Roman feast of Lupercalia dating back to 300BC. Every year between February 13 and February 15, the Romans engaged in celebrations and rituals to honor the coming of spring.
One of these rituals involved sacrificing a dog or a goat and using its skin to whip women, an act that was believed to increase their fertility.

Also Lupercalia debuted the ancient version of a blind date:
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It's #Valentine yeah?

Well, throwback to 3 years ago on my way to Rwanda when my bank @gtbank and issuing bank @UBAGroup ganged up and took my 19k.

Till today, I haven't seen it.

So I'm at the MM International airport getting my bags checked and it dawned on me I needed cash. My friend @danikpoyi and I quickly dashed to @UBAGroup atm there to withdraw. Asked friend to help.

Instead of 20k, machine dispensed only 1k.

Kinda unusual yeah?
But I was in a hurry so I won't miss flight. I just felt I would lodge case later and get it sorted out.

Well, it's 3 years now. First, there was months of back and forth to produce evidence from @UBAGroup to my bank @gtbank that indeed I got 20k.
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