Valentine’s Day History

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Valentine's Day is celebrated on the 14th of February. This holiday can be referred to in two different ways: Saint Valentine's Day and The Feast of Saint Valentine's Day. To our knowledge, it is not celebrated by many due to the fact that it is not as popular as other holidays and only truly celebrated by people who are in relationships. These people usually celebrate Valentine's Day by giving their significant others roses, bears, and or chocolates.

Every year Saint Valentine's day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion. CBN states that St. Valentine, “...was a Roman Priest at a time when there was an emperor named Claudius”. Valentine enjoyed seeing people get married in the Christian Church, but there was a law that did not allow young people from getting married.This happened because the ruler at the time didn’t want young men who went to war to worry about their wives and family; according to him, the men fought better when they were not married.

Valentine didn't like the law, so he secretly married young couples till he was caught and then imprisoned. He was then kill in 269 AD. The last words he wrote were to a man's daughter, which read, “From your valentine.”.

According to history.com a guy named Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help christians escape Roman prisons. Valentine helped Christians that were beaten. Then valentine was in prison and he fell in love with another jailer's daughter. Valentine last wrote before he died was “from your Valentine.” to the jailer's daughter.

Even though Valentine did not follow any law he was still a heroic and romantic person.