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Love is in the Air: Why we celebrate Valentines Day?

Valentines Day is a day honoring love. It continues to be a day for passionate love declarations. On February 14th,…

Love is in the Air: Why we celebrate Valentines Day?

Valentines Day is a day honoring love. It continues to be a day for passionate love declarations. On February 14th, people around the world celebrate it with great fanfare, extending their love to their partners and interests in a variety of ways. People of all ages and nationalities watch this day with curiosity, but young people of both genders celebrate it as a festival of love with great enthusiasm.

Valentine’s Day is a set day on the calendar that was once confused with Lupercalia, an ancient Roman holiday observed in mid-February. Some historians think this is how the holiday came to symbolise love. Lupercalia was a fertility celebration that might have involved pairing men and women by drawing names out of a jar. The marriage of the god Zeus and the goddess Hera was celebrated in the middle of winter in ancient Greece.

History of Valentines Day  

Chaucer lived in the Middle Ages, the height of courtly love, when love was expressed in poetry, songs, paintings, and other wide, romantic declarations that honoured a partnership. Poetry and songs of the time began to use the term “valentine” to refer to a lover by the end of the fifteenth century, and in England, a book titled The Young Man’s Valentine Writer was published in the eighteenth century. Valentine’s Day as we know it began in the middle of the 1800s when mass-produced paper cards were being produced (though homemade card ideas are still worthwhile to try).

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Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is linked to several legends. Among them is the fact that Saint Valentine is the person for whom Valentine’s Day is named. The legend says that there is not much love in the story of this day of love. It tells the story of a confrontation between a cruel king and a saint Valentine. In the third century, Saint Valentine was a priest in Rome. Claudius II was a ruthless monarch during the period.

It is said that he disapproved of marriage and romantic relationships. He felt that soldiers lose sight of their objectives when they fall in love or get married, and married men are constantly concerned about what will happen to their families when they pass away. He can’t focus on the battle entirely because of this worry. In light of this, King Claudius declared that no soldier in his realm would get married and that those who disobeyed him would face dire consequences. Though the king’s decision dissatisfied the soldiers, a saint named Valentine in Rome disagreed with the monarch’s choice. By running away from the king, he began marrying the soldiers. When the news reached King Claudius,

Another legend has it that Saint Valentine wrote himself the first “Valentine” greeting and sent it to his sweetheart. Valentine fell in love with a young girl during those days as he awaited his death on February 14th. She was Asterius’s jailer’s daughter. He signed the letter “From Your Valentine” that he wrote to the jailer’s daughter before he passed away. Even now, people still remember these words. Though the legends surrounding Valentine’s Day are unknown, the recognition is not entirely dissimilar. It makes sense that Valentine was one of the most venerated saints in England and France up until the Middle Ages.

What enjoyable activities are available on Valentines Day?

The Day of Love can be observed any way you please, even if that means focusing solely on loving yourself. Some concepts that might motivate you are:

  • Arrange a wonderful dinner.
  • Take in a romantic film (at home or in a theatre).
  • Prepare a delicious, romantic dinner at home (or just a delicious dessert for Valentine’s Day).
  • Throw a party on Valentine’s Day.

Bottom Line

Valentines Day is celebrated globally as a day to show appreciation for love. The most widely used symbols of the day are pictures of pink or red hearts and Cupid, the god of love. Individuals show their life partners and lovers how much they care by greeting them personally, giving them gifts and flowers, going out with them, and hosting lavish feasts. Millions of exquisitely and uniquely designed Valentine’s Day cards are sent and received by individuals in romantic relationships worldwide, as sending cards has become a hugely popular pastime.