Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly known as Valentine’s Day, is celebrated on February 14th each year. It originated as a Christian feast day honouring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, but over time, it has evolved into a celebration of romantic love and affection.

The tradition of Valentine’s Day as a day for romantic love dates back to the Middle Ages in Europe. It became associated with the idea of courtly love, a medieval European conception of love that emphasized nobility and chivalry. Over time, the holiday evolved, and by the 18th century, it had become common for people to exchange handwritten notes, known as valentines, expressing their affection for one another.

Today, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is often marked by the exchange of gifts such as flowers, chocolates, and greeting cards (valentines), as well as romantic dinners and gestures of love and affection between partners. It has also become a popular day for marriage proposals and weddings. While it remains rooted in the Christian tradition as the feast day of Saint Valentine, it is celebrated by people of all faiths and backgrounds as a day to express love and appreciation for those close to them.

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