Valentine’s Day 2023: Why the Day of Love is celebrated on 14 February?

Valentine’s Day 2023: Today is the last and most important day of the Week of Love, Valentine’s Day. The day is named after the saint; Valentine’s Day. The tradition of Valentine’s Day is believed to date back to a Roman fertility festival known as Lupercalia, celebrated in mid-February.

It marks the sacrifice and message of Valentine’s Day to spread and honor love in society. This day is a great opportunity to express love and gratitude towards your partner. Valentine’s Day is also celebrated all over the world and has its own story behind it.

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Why is Valentine’s Day celebrated on February 14?

Several legends are associated with Valentine’s Day. One of them is: Valentine’s Day is named after a person and his name was Valentine’s Day. According to legend, the history of this day of love is not full of love. It is a confrontation between a Valentine and a cruel king. Saint Valentine was a priest in Rome and served during the 3rd century. At that time there was a cruel king named Claudius II.

It is said that he was against love affairs and marriage. He believed that because of love or marriage, soldiers forget his goals and the married man is always worried about what will happen to his family after his death. Because of this worry, he cannot give his full attention to the battle. With this in mind, King Claudius announced that no soldier in his kingdom would marry and anyone who did not listen to him would be severely punished. All the soldiers were dissatisfied with this decision of the king but there was a saint in Rome named Valentine who did not accept the king’s decision. He began to marry soldiers hiding from the king. When King Claudius received the news, he sentenced Saint Valentine to death.

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According to another legend, Valentine sent the first greeting ‘valentin’ to his lover and wrote it himself. In those days, while Valentine was waiting for the date of his death, which is February 14, he fell in love with a young woman. She was the daughter of his jailer Asterio. Before her death, he wrote a letter to the jailer’s daughter, in which he had signed “From your Valentine.” These words are still remembered today. Although the truth behind the legends of Valentine’s Day is unknown, the recognition is somewhat similar. It is not surprising that until the Middle Ages, Saint Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.

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Some people believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in mid-February to remember Valentine’s Day. Due to the sacrifice of Saint Valentine, Valentine’s Day is named after him and is celebrated on February 14. The anniversary of Valentine’s Day was probably around 270 AD. C. In February of the year 498 AD. C., the Pope announced that February 14 would be celebrated as Valentine’s Day. In France and England, it was generally believed that the mating season for birds began from February 14, which also contributed to the idea that February 14 should be a day for romance. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans. He wrote this poem for his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415. This greeting is an important part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.

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Valentine’s Day: a pagan holiday

To commemorate the anniversary of the birth of the death of Saint Valentine around the year 270 AD. C., it is possible that the Christian church decided to celebrate the feast of Saint Valentine in mid-February with an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. It was a fertility festival dedicated to Faun, the Roman god of agriculture, and also to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

In Britain, around the 17th century, Valentine’s Day became popular and celebrated. In the mid-18th century, handwritten letters were common between friends and lovers. By the end of the century, printed cards were being replaced by letters. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their feelings. In the mid-1800s, the first commercial Valentine’s Day cards were printed in the United States.

Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the world and is popular in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, Argentina, France, Mexico, South Korea, etc.

On this day all lovers in the world express their feelings and remember Valentine’s Day. Lovers give cards, chocolates, exchange gifts, flowers and express their feelings.

You may now know the legends associated with Valentine’s Day.

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