Lots of us know February 14th of every year as the day of romance, where we exchange flowers, cards and gifts with our special Valentine’. However, there are still countless people who don’t know what exactly is Valentine’s Day and the true meaning of this special day.
Also referred to as the Feast of Saint Valentine or Saint Valentine’s Day, Valentine Day is an annual holiday that is celebrated on 14th February of every year in honor of an ancient Catholic priest by the name St Valentine .
Valentine’s Day is recognized as an important commercial and cultural celebration in several regions across the globe although it isn’t an official public holiday in any world nation.
Origin of the Valentine’s Day
Valentine Day is basically named after an ancient Catholic priest, Saint Valentine, who lived in Rome during the 3rd century. During this period, lots of Romans were increasingly converting to Christianity despite the then Emperor Claudius establishing strict laws aimed at controlling Christianity. Emperor Claudius declared that all the Roman soldiers must be completely loyal to Rome. He went ahead and barred them from marrying. However, St Valentine started to marry the roman soldiers in secret ceremonies thus making the onset of his reputation for his strong belief in the significance of love. However, Valentine was found out by Emperor Claudius on 14th February in the year 270 and he was executed for his deeds. Hundreds of years later, the 14th February was named St Valentine’s Day thus establishing the Valentine’s Day festival which is celebrated worldwide on every 14th February.
When is Valentine’s Day celebrated?
Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on every 14th February of each year. People across the world celebrate every 14th February of each year by sending Valentine’s Day cards and flowers to their family, partners and friends as a way of honoring the love they have for each for them.
How is Valentine’s Day celebrated today?
People across the globe celebrate Valentine’s Day by sending love messages to partners, friends and family .On this day, couples all over the world send Valentine’s Day flowers and card to each other, and also spend time together to celebrate the love and affection they have for each other.
Why is Valentine’s Day celebrated?
Valentine’s Day is held annually to celebrate romantic love, admiration and friendship. It is widely viewed as the perfect day for people to express their love and affection for each other.
While Valentine’s Day was meant to mark the death of Saint Valentine, it has however evolved to become a perfect day for people to express their love and affection for each other. It is arguably the most important day for anyone who understands the real importance of love.
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