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Lupercalia: The Origin of St. Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Many people may think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday essentially created by card and gift companies, but the truth is that the holiday has long-standing roots going back to the Roman Empire. The name “Lupercalia” has its origins in the word “lupus”, which means wolf, and the reason for this is that according to Roman pagan religion, the she-wolf Lupa nursed the two orphaned infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.

 

The Festival

The Festival of Lupercalia spanned two days each February, from February 13th to 15th. The festival was about fertility and was led by Luperci priests, known as “brothers of the wolf”. The festival was serious with intention (fertility) but was executed as quite a romp for both the priests and citizens of Rome. The process was this: two male goats and a dog were sacrificed at the beginning of the festival by the priests; two young Luperci were then anointed with the blood from the animals, and the hides of the animals were cut into straps. As food and drink flowed, the male priests would run around the city wearing nothing but thongs made from the animal skins, and they also carried a strap from one of the sacrificed animals. The strap was used to strike the palms of Roman women waiting for the priests in the city, as it was believed that being hit with the strap could help with infertility issues and a safe, healthy labor for women who were pregnant.

 

The Transition to St. Valentine’s Day

The Christian influence of the holiday came around the 5th century. The Roman Empire was still strong, but Christianity was rapidly taking hold throughout the world. It is believed that to try and remove the paganism from the holiday, the deaths of two men, supposedly both named Valentine, were added into the mix. During the 3rd and 4th centuries, a law created by Claudius II forbade young men eligible for military service to marry, because Rome wanted a strong army. The two men named Valentine were priests, and married young couples in secret. Both were found out and executed on February 14th, although in separate years. The Church made Valentine a saint (they chose one), and Lupercalia became St. Valentine’s Day.

 

Here’s wishing you and your loved one a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Instant Rebate on Ductless Equipment!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

As a Mitsubishi Dealer, Command A/C is able to offer our customers the most competitive rates with exclusive rebates and promotions. Currently, our Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Single-Zone and Multi-Zone ductless equipment qualify for up to $300 in instant rebates. Check out the promotion below for details and give us a call today!

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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Congratulations Chris and Heidi!

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Our very own Chris Parker has made it official and popped the question to his now fiance, Heidi – and she said YES! Being the traditional guy that he is, Chris first asked Heidi’s father for approval. Then, to have a little fun, Chris put together an innocent little prank before sealing the deal. Check out this up close and personal video of Chris’ proposal and Heidi’s priceless reaction at the zipline . Well played! From all of us here at Command A/C, we wish Chris and Heidi nothing but love and laughter in their future as soon to be husband and wife.

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Memorial Day

Monday, May 27th, 2013

During the final Monday of May every year, we commemorate those military personnel who have died in service to their country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, probably because of the way that graveyards were decorated with flowers, Memorial Day came to prominence in the wake of the American Civil War, which left the country war-torn, with many casualties on both sides. Since that time, it has been a day of remembering those who have given up the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

As you go about town on your day off from work, you’ll probably see an abundance of flags and flowers, as well as public commemorations such as parades. While this day has been turned into the last leg of a three-day weekend, it’s important to reflect on the way that our military personnel have shaped our country, and to remember their contribution to the way we live today. We at Command A/C, wish you all the best on Memorial Day.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Be sure to bookmark the Command A/C blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC technology.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

iMarket Solutions has launched Command A/C new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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