Valentine’s Day: With all hearts of red fluttering here and there, it indicates the start of Valentine’s Week in February month. The main day of the week Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated every year on 14th February.
On this day, People express their love for their partners, crushes, and spouses by giving roses, gifts, or cards. Before, 14th February, a whole week is celebrated to keep the spirit of the love festival going.
Why Valentines Day is Celebrated?
The special day of love is celebrated in honor of a Christian martyr named St. Valentine and through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, commercial, and religious celebration of romance, and love in many regions of the world.
Valentines Day: History and Significance
A person named Valentine was martyred in 270 CE by emperor Claudius II Gothicus when he found out that Valentine was secretly helping couples get married. Claudius has no belief in marriage and he thought that single men were dedicated soldiers.
The feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 on 14th February in honor of Saint Valentine of Rome.
In the 18th century, this day grew into an occasion in which couples express their love for each other by presenting flowers, greeting cards, and gifts. In ancient Greece, people observed a mid-winter celebration on the occasion of the marriage of the god Zeus and the goddess Hera.