The beginning of Valentine’s week in February marks all the red hearts fluttering around. It’s on the 14th of February every year that we celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Feast of Saint Valentine. Valentine’s Day is celebrated by sharing flowers, gifts, and cards with those we love.
The origin of this love-filled festival, however, may not be as pleasant as it seems. In honor of Valentine’s Day, know about the history and significance of this festival:
Why Is This Day js celebrated?
The holiday commemorates the martyrdom of St. Valentine, an early Christian martyr, on February 14, 269 AD.
During the time of Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, he was a priest and bishop in Rome.
Claudius II, the Roman emperor, is alleged to have put St. Valentine in prison for betrayal and refusing to stop performing Christian marriages.
During his friendship with Claudius, St. Valentine had attempted to convert the emperor to Christianity but was sentenced to death for it.
Claudius’ daughter was miraculously cured of blindness by St. Valentine, who wrote letters to her.
From your Valentine
The emperor’s daughter received Valentine’s last letter, signed ‘from your Valentine’ before he was killed.
St. Valentine became an icon of love and romance in the later middle ages, between 1000 and 1250 AD.
At the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, you can see the flower-crowned skull of St. Valentine. Other remains of his body can be found at Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland.
From the final letter that he wrote to the emperor’s daughter, the tradition of anonymous letters, poems, and cards was born.
Regardless of history, why is this Day celebrated throughout the world? We feel that this Day should be celebrated by everyone for five different reasons to support this day.
- Don’t forget to love yourself
This Day encourages you to feel good about yourself by treating yourself to something truly wonderful.
- Bonds must be tightened!
Your relationship is strengthened when you gift your loved ones something thoughtful and memorable.
- Disclose your secret crush
Try sending your secret crush a lovely gift on this Day and see how they react. Your awkwardness won’t matter. The moment is right now.
- Don’t limit your creativity!
Make your cards rather than buying ready-made ones. Your creativity will soar!
- Hugs and smiles – who can resist?
As vitamins are for the mind and body, hugs and smiles are as well. On this special occasion, share some love and happiness with your friends and loved ones and make them feel special.
It has been said that this Day is a celebration of love, but others think of it as a fabricated holiday. How do you feel about it? Our view is that this Day should be celebrated.
Why not try out some speed dating techniques to make this special day more exciting if you are still searching for your Valentine?
Enjoy a romantic, fun, enjoyable, memorable, and love-filled Valentine’s Day.