Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14.
It originated as a Western Christian liturgical special day honoring one or more early saints named valentines and is recognized as an important cultural and trade celebration in many places around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
Some religious stories united with the describe Valentines that were connected to February 14 were added to later martyrologies plus a popular saints account of Saint Valentine of Rome which show he was confined for performing weddings for soldiers who were banned to formal and for the charge to Christians, who were persecuted under the Rome Empire.
According to the story during his custody, Saint Valentine get well the daughter of his keeper, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter mark “Your Valentine” as a goodbye.
The day first became united with romantic love within the circle of Geoffery Chaucer in the 14th century, when the habit of courtly love doing well.
In 18th-century England, it changes into a stage in which lovers expressed their love for each other by current flowers, offering chocolates and sending a greeting card (known as “valentines”).
In Europe, Saints valentines keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an bidding to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off suddenly (called Saint Valentine’s Malady).
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 lot-cause greeting cards.
Saint Valentine’s Day is an official dinner day in the Anglican nature and the Lutheran Church.
Many parts of the Eastern Orthodox also celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day,t on July 6 and July 30the for the charge in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromarytr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni).