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Valentines Day - What is, Origin and Theories

Updated on August 30, 2012

Between us, Valentine's Day celebrates love, the passion between lovers and sharing of feelings.

Every year on February 14th, there is a bustle of exchanging chocolates, sending postcards and offering flowers.

Many couples plan romantic dinners, special nights and make plans to surprise and delight their soulmate.

There's also those who choose this day to declare to the loved one and also those who come forward with requests for marriage, soaked by the spirit of the day.

Valentine is a saint recognized by the Catholic Church and Eastern Churches, which gives the name of Valentine's Day in many countries.

History of Valentine

There are several theories concerning the origin of Saint Valentine and how this roman martyr became the saint of lovers.

One of the stories pictures the Valentine as a simple martyr in the mid-third century AD, who had refused to renounce the Christian faith he professed.

Another story claims that, at the same time, the Roman Emperor Claudius II had forbidden marriages, in order to raise more troops to their fronts. A priest of the season, named Valentine, would have violated this imperial decree and performed marriages in absolute secrecy. This secret had been discovered and Valentine would have been arrested, tortured and sentenced to death.

Both theories have some factors in common, which leads us to believe in them: St. Valentine was a priest and a Christian martyr who was killed on February 14th 269 AD.

Typical Gifts

Boxes of chocolates and bouquets of flowers are always a safe alternative.

However, there are lots of gifts and souvenirs that are much more surprising and simultaneously romantic...

  • A Bed of Roses - very romantic on high quality paper board each box holds 150 SILK Rose Petals, scented and floatable, 4 tea lights to set the mood and an invitation to romance.

Forever Roses

Roses need no presentation in the world of gestures of appreciation. From the more formal connotation of respect to the gift of the lover, the rose is a flower able to fit at every moment when words seem to be insufficient to mark the moment.

Shakespeare, in Romeo and Juliet, with a single phrase defines what we feel about this flower: "That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".

Roses have always been a symbol of beauty, love and appreciation.


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    • SoaresJCSL profile image

      SoaresJCSL 5 years ago

      Thanks for the comment!

      Yes, I think its important to know a little about the history of valentines day.

      From now on, in that romantic dinner, you can take the opportunity to tell a little story of Valentine...

    • nityanandagaurang profile image

      nityanandagaurang 5 years ago

      very good description about valentine.if my valentine asked me that when valentine was started then i can tell this information.very nice hub SoaresJCSL