History of Valentines Day?

As long as i can remember most people celebrating Valentine’s day. My question is that where’s it come from? What’s the history of Valentines day? Who is Valentine? Why it falls on February 14th? I have so many questions that no one dare to explain it to me.

I only heard when I was a teenager that Saint Valentine died inside the hotel because of heart attack. That’s all  information i got, whether it’s true or now i don’t have any idea.

Now, out of curiosity i googled  the history of Valentine’s day  and where it started?

Here’s what i read from wikipedia and google.

Who was Valentine?

1.Valentine- he was a Roman priest martyred during the reign of Claudius Gothicus. He was arrested and imprisoned upon being caught marrying Christian couples and otherwise aiding Christians who were at the time being persecuted by Claudius in Rome.

2. The holiday’s roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine’s Day.-from Google.

There’s a lot of story and many people named Valentine but the clear story about the real Valentine is not sure who.

You can read more story about Valentine online but i can not be sure if it legit.😀

By the way, whatever the real history of Valentines day. I am still enjoying the gifts from the husband lol!

Do you know the real history of Valentines day? If so please leave your comments below. I would love to read and learn. Thanks!

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