Saint Valentine's Day is a very special day for people who is in love, but we do not know the whole story. Let's learn a little bit more about it.
Who was Saint Valentine?
There are a lot of accounts. One of them says that he was a priest who was killed when he defied emperor Claudius II. Claudius decided that unattached men made for better soldiers than those with families and partners and thus, forbade them to marry. However, Valentine defied the emperor's diktat and secretly continued to marry young men and women. When Claudius found out, he imprisoned Valentine and ordered him to be put to death.
Another account says that Valentine refused to renounce his Christianity when ordered to do so by Claudius and was then imprisoned. While in prison, Valentine performed a miracle, healing the jailer's blind daughter.
One variation of this legend says that Valentine fell in love with the woman and, before his death, he wrote her a letter that he signed with 'Your Valentine'. One variation of this legend says that Valentine fell in love with the woman and, before his death, he wrote her a letter that he signed with 'Your Valentine'.
Valentine's Day gifts
On this date, it is typical to give gifts to your beloved. There are different gifts that you can offer to him/her.
The idea of flowers being associated with love and romance has its roots in many periods in history. For example, roses are believed to be one of the favourite flowers of Venus, the goddess of Love.
However, apart from roses, you can give chocolates, a fluffy toy, or any kind of gift that you want.
Enjoy this special day because love is one of the best things in the world.