St. Valentine’s Day, Cupid Rocks

st valentineDespite being the second most widely celebrated holiday in the world (First being New Year’s) it is not widely celebrated in San Miguel de Allende.  It is referred to as Día de Amistád or Day of Friendship.

Valentine (or Valentina for a girl) is a popular name based on the early Saint who married Roman soldiers despite laws prohibiting it.  He signed his last letter to his lady friend, “With all my love from your Valentine” which later started the practice of sending Valentine Day cards.