Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m sick of flowers, how about you?
Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on 14 February. It’s a day of showing affection to loved ones – often anonymously with cards, chocolates and flowers. But who was St Valentine, and why all the tat?
St Valentine was a priest in Rome in the third century AD living under Emperor Claudius II. Believing that married men were ineffective soldiers, the Emperor outlawed marriage. Seeing this as unfair, Valentine began arranging secret marriages. Upon hearing the news, Claudius threw Valentine in jail, sentencing him to death. But in a twist of fate, Valentine fell in love with the jailer’s daughter. So when he was taken to be killed on 14 February, he penned her a love letter, signed ‘Your Valentine.’
Valentine’s Day was first celebrated in 496. February was the official start of spring for the Romans, which they marked with the festival of Lupercalia. As part of the celebrations, each boy chose a date for the festival by drawing a girl’s name from a box. After the festival, they often got married. When church leaders decided to co-opt Lupercalia as a Christian festival, they also used it to commemorate St Valentine. In time, people began associating the name of St Valentine with love.
As a true romantic, St Valentine would not be a fan of unimaginative presents. Why not surprise your Valentine with a more thoughtful gift this year that’s healthy, friendly to the environment and makes drinks taste better?
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