Did you know? Close to 150 million Valentine’s cards are exchanged annually, making it the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. In this article, we shall be revealing Real History of Valentine’s Day Celebration.14th February every year, flowers, candy, and gifts are exchanged between lovers across the world in the name of St. Valentine.
On this day, lovers renew their love for each other it is also a perfect day for people to fall in love. Over the years, we have seen greater number of marriage proposals on this day.
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Saint Valentine was a Roman Catholic priest, who served in Rome during the third century, when Clauduis II was the emperor.
During St. Valentine’s priesthood, it happen that emperor Clauduis II ordered that all single men should be recruited into army. He claimed that single men make good soldiers compared to the married soldiers.
ST. VALENTINE’S UNDYING LOVE.
St. Valentine understood the future effects of the claim made by the emperor. He was a vibrant Priest who had no fear of any man in him; he opposed the claim of the emperor. St. Valentine disrespected emperor Clauduis II, went ahead to perform weddings for young lovers in secret. When the news of his secret wedding for young people reached the emperor, he ordered the arrest of St. Valentine and to be put to death.
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There are two views on the date of Valentine Day celebration. People claim that the feast of St. Valentine is celebrated in the middle of February to honor the death/burial of St. Valentine. Others claim that the feast is celebrated in the middle of February was Christianize to replace the pagan celebration of Lupercalia.
Whichever view you support, Valentine’s Day is a day of Romance, a day to be loved and a day to show love. Let us know how you’re celebrating your Valentine’s Day this year using the comment box below.
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