History of Valentine’s day

History of Valentine’s day

Not everybody knows… the History of Valentine’s day

Here we are February 14 is here…it is the time of the year for chocolates, roses and engagements. It has been a tradition now for a very long time to celebrate this day as a day to shower with love our other half…but does everybody knows really how this all started? What is the true story behind this highly celebrated day?

Same say the day is named after a bishop named Valentine, who was stationed in the Roman Empire. Claudius II was the Emperor at that time. He thought that unmarried men made better soldiers, so he decided to make a law that would forbid young men from getting married. Around 270 A.D. Valentine had pity of the soldiers who were not allowed to marry or see their sweethearts
so he took the side of these young lovers and began to perform marriages. He was eventually found out and jailed. The Emperor Claudius tried to convert Valentine to worship the Roman Gods but,Valentine refused and was sentenced and executed on February 14, 270.

Another version says that Valentine fell in love with his jailer’s daughter and just before he was sentenced to death, he sent her a note and signed it ” from your Valentine”.

Whatever the real story is we don’t know but the aura of romance that has been created around it it has been passed on since the middle ages and to nowadays make of February the month to celebrate love.

Happy Valentine to everyone from Fiori di Miele

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