History Of Valentine Day | What is Valentine?

Valentine Day History:

Valentine’s Day is a day celebrated every year on February 14 throughout the world. It is a day when lovers express their love to each other by giving love gifts or love cards or love flowers. It is named after an Early Christian Martyrs who was named Valentine. In US it is the second largest card-sending holiday of the year because approximately one billion cards are sent worldwide on this day.

Many early Christian love martyrs were named as Valentine. On 14 February two out of them are honored, Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni. The first one was a priest of Rome and the other was a bishop of Terni.

According to one story, valentine actually delivers the first valentine greeting to himself while he was in jail and was in love with a young girl who was the daughter of a jailor. Before his death he wrote her a letter and at last he wrote “From your Valentine”. This shows his appeal as a sympathetic and romantic. Valentine was one of the most popular saints in France and England. While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated to memorize the anniversary of Valentine’s death. Other belief is that Christian church may have decided to celebrate Valentine’s feast in February. So there are many stories which are considered to be the reason of celebrating this day.

In 19th century it was a fashion in England to celebrate this day. All over the world lovers exchange candies, cards, flowers and gifts on Valentine’s Day which is the only day when they can express their feelings for each other.