14th Feb the day of love. As you all are aware of Valentine’s day. Every one celebrates valentine’s day in their own way, Flowers, Chocolates & cards give to their loved one to show their love. But most of us didn’t know about the purpose of this day celebration. why on 14th Feb we celebrate Valentine’s.Here everything we share that you need to know about Valentine’s day.
Valentine’s day history Everything you need to know about valentines day
Valentine’s Day History
Valentine’s Day is an old tradition thought to have originated from a Roman Festival known as Lupercalia.It was held on February 15 as a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture. During the celebrations, boys would draw names of girls from a box and the pair would be partners during the festival. These matches often led to marriage. The festival survived the initial rise of Christianity but was outlawed at the end of the 5th century when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, Valentine’s Day is now recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
Who was St Valentine?
The saint officially recognized by the Roman Catholic Church was a real person who died around AD 270. Valentine as a priest who was beheaded by Emperor Claudius II for helping Christian couples wed. When the emperor had banned marriage as he thought single men made better soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair so he celebrated marriages in secret. When the emperor found out he was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.
What does Valentine really have to do with love?
Valentine did help marry couples in secret, which is arguably very romantic.He is the patron saint of beekeepers and epilepsy among other things..like the plague, fainting and traveling.That doesn’t stop people calling on his help for those romantically involved. He’s now also the patron of engaged couples and happy marriages.
Why do we give Valentine’s cards?
Another idea is that when he was sent to prison, he sent a letter to a young girl he had fallen in love with and signed it “From your Valentine”.It’s thought this was the first ever Valentine’s Day greeting.