Valentines Day: True Meaning, Why Is It Celebrated, Where Did It Start?

Valentines Day - Sakshi Post

Come February and everything looks romantic. Why not? for love is in the air. The day is now celebrated across the world with much gusto as the day of love. It is the day where people exchange gifts and go all out to express their love or reaffirm their commitment for their someone special. However, not many know why we commemorate valentines day and who is the person behind the celebrations?

St. Valentine

The day is named after St Valentine whose name is associated with third century Rome. There are several people asssociated with the name. However, the story goes that Emperor Claudius II banned marriage saying stags performed better on field rather than married soldiers. However, St Valentine opposed it and also helped soldiers secretly marry their loved ones. He was awarded death sentence for revolting against the same.

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However, the pratice of marking 14 February as St Valentine's Day started only 200 years after his death

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According to a news report,

“By this time Rome had become Christian and the Catholic Church was determined to stamp out any remaining paganism. A pagan fertility ritual was held in February each year and the Pope abolished this festival and proclaimed 14 February Saint Valentine's Day, thus establishing this feast day on the Catholic Calendar of Saints.”

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So guys now that you know all about St Valentine's Day, Tell us about your plans for the day and how you are going to make that special someone feel more specil. If you are clueless we have options for you.

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