St. Valentine’s Day is a festival of love that amalgamates the Pagan traditions of rome and northern Europe. It is also dedicated to the Norse deity Vali, the archer god, son of Odin and to Juno Februa, goddess of maternal and married love. The festival begins after sunset on February 13. Girls should decorate their pillows with five bay leaves, to dream of their lover and husbands to be. In England on this day an arch of brambles is carried to banish unwelcome spirits. In Scandinavia there is a tradition of running labyrinths on this day.
The Pagan Book of Days