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Historical Facts About Valentine's Day Will Leave You Awe-Inspired

You might be waiting for the Valentine's day and might have planned a romantic evening and a special gift for your loved one. But have you ever gone through the history of Valentine's day? The connection between 14th February and love started with a pre-Roman festival, Lupercalia. 

In the 5th-century, Pope Julius declared 14th February a Valentine's day. A Roman Saint, Father Valentine supported in the escape of many young couples and secretly married them. The emperor so ordered to caught him arrested.

When the saint was jailed, the young couples sent him flowers, letters, and gifts as the symbol of gratitude. Saint Valentine then fell in love with the jailer's daughter and on February 14th, he was executed passing a love note to the young girl ending with "your Valentine". Since then, the tradition of celebrating the happiness of being in love was born. 

Now, since last many centuries, we have been celebrating Valentine's day in the name of love by gifting chocolates, flowers, and promises to our Valentine. The fest is celebrated in America on a large scale. A survey was conducted which brought a shocking fact to the light: 118 million roses and 36 million heart-shaped candies are being sold in America only on 14th February. 

Hope you have great Valentine's day this year.

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Historical Facts About Valentine's Day Will Leave You Awe-Inspired

Historical Facts About Valentine's Day Will Leave You Awe-Inspired

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Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine

Lupercalia, a Roman festival of Romance.

Lupercalia, a Roman festival of Romance.

Lupercalia is the origin of Valentine's Day.

Lupercalia is the origin of Valentine's Day.

Father Valentine secretly escaped young couples and helped in their weddings.

Father Valentine secretly escaped young couples and helped in their weddings.

Emperor Claudius: A Roman emperor who stood against love marriage.

Emperor Claudius: A Roman emperor who stood against love marriage.

Emperor Claudius condemned and arrested Saint Valentine as supporting love was considered the biggest crime.

Emperor Claudius condemned and arrested Saint Valentine as supporting love was considered the biggest crime.

Young lovers thanked Saint Valentine by sending him gifts after his arrest.

Young lovers thanked Saint Valentine by sending him gifts after his arrest.

On 14th February, he wrote a letter to the jailer's daughter signed 'Your Valentine'.

On 14th February, he wrote a letter to the jailer's daughter signed 'Your Valentine'.

Pope Julius, who declared 14th February a Valentine's Day.

Pope Julius, who declared 14th February a Valentine's Day.

He made people believing that LOVE is the blessing of the god, which should be respected and believed to run this world.

He made people believing that LOVE is the blessing of the god, which should be respected and believed to run this world.

Feel free to share the story with your friends and family, especially with your partner. Wishing you a happy Valentine's day in the starting of the month of love.

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