The origin of Valentine’s Day celebration

Valentine’s Day, a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romantic love; celebrated annually on the 14th day of February, originated as a western Christian feast day, separated for the honor of an early saint named Saint Valentinus. This day is also called Feast of saint Valentine.

The eastern orthodox church fixed July 6 for it’s celebration.

Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to get married. During his imprisonment, saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his judge and before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “your Valentine” as a farewell.

Saint Valentine’s Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion and the Lutheran Church.

Although, the hero that birthed Valentine’s Day is a Christian, people of other religion has accepted this day as a day to express love.

Valentine’s Day is not a public holiday in any country but people have being expressing their love by sharing flowers and other valuable gift items.

February 14 should not be the only day to celebrate Love, love should be unconditional and should be shown everyday.

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