Valentine's Day: Its Origins and Reasons for Celebration!!!

The history of Valentine's Day is lengthy. Even while Valentine's Day is today associated with gifts, kissing, and securing a reservation for dinner, the holiday's beginnings are decidedly less romantic. Here is the Valentine's Day history that would never work as a romantic comedy, complete with a saint, a murder, and even some immoral nuns.

When is Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day is usually observed on february 14th. february 14, 2024, on a Wednesday, is Valentine's Day. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius declared february 14th to be St. Valentine's Day. people have honored the day ever since, though it was usually more of a religious than a romantic occasion.

How did Valentine's Day come to be?

Valentine's Day is a designated day on the calendar that was originally mistaken for Lupercalia, an old Roman holiday celebrated in the middle of February. According to some historians, this is how the occasion became associated with love. During the fertility festival of Lupercalia, men and women may have been paired by pulling names from a jar. In the midst of winter, ancient Greeks celebrated the union of the god Zeus and the goddess Hera.

Why is Valentine's Day observed on february 14th?

The majority of early Christians observed holidays on dates that corresponded with customs and festivals that were already in place (such as christmas and the winter solstice). As a result, february 14 was designated for Valentine's Day and february 15 for Lupercalia.

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