Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly called the Valentine’s Day is also referred as the Feast of Saint Valentine. It is celebrated on February 14 each year around the world.
The day is celebrated in fond memory of Christian saint Valentinus. The saint was famous ‘for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire’. He is accounted to have healed the jailors daughter Asterius. Before his execution, he wrote to her a farewell note as “from your Valentine”.
‘The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.’
Valentine Day is an occasion to celebrate love and be loved. So pour your intimate feelings and sentiments in front of your beloved and celebrate this beautiful occasion.
Happy Valentine Day!!!