At the time of Valentine’s life, many Romans were converting to Christianity, but the Emperor Claudius II was a pagan and created strict laws about what Christians were allowed to do. Claudius believed that Roman soldiers should be completely devoted to Rome and therefore passed a law preventing them from marrying. St Valentine began to marry these soldiers in secret Christian ceremonies and this was the beginning of his reputation for believing in the importance of love.
Eventually, Valentine was found out and jailed for his crimes against Claudius. While imprisoned, Valentine cared for his fellow prisoners and also his jailor’s blind daughter. Legend has it that Valentine cured the girl’s blindness and that his final act before being executed was to write her a love message signed ‘from your Valentine’. Valentine was executed on 14 February in the year 270
How did Valentine’s Day develop?
It wasn’t until over 200 years after the fact that 14 February was declared St Valentine’s Day. At this point Rome had gotten Christian and the Catholic Church was resolved to get rid of any residual agnosticism. An agnostic fruitfulness ceremonial was held in February every year and the Pope canceled this celebration and announced 14 February Saint Valentine’s Day, along these lines building up this gala day on the Catholic Calendar of Saints.
The writer Chaucer in the Middle Ages was the first to connect St Valentine with sentimental love. This was the start of the custom of dignified love, a custom of communicating affection and reverence, for the most part covertly. This exclusively spread all through Europe and stories developed about a High Court of Love where female judges would govern on issues identified with affection on 14 February every year. History specialists accept that these gatherings were in certainty get-togethers where individuals read love verse and messed around of tease
Valentine’s Day Symbols
The act of sending love messages formed into individuals sending exceptional cards communicating their friendship. These cards were excellent manifestations high quality by the sender and exclusively intended to show the amount they cherished the beneficiary. Cards would for the most part contain wistful stanza, broadcasting the magnificence of the beneficiary and the amount they were adored.
Valentine’s Day in Contemporary Times
While Valentine’s Day is commended in many nations, various societies have built up their own conventions for this celebration. In certain pieces of the world Valentine’s Day is seen as a day for communicating love between relatives and companions, as opposed to that of sentimental couples. A few customs incorporate leaving lollies and presents for youngsters and others incorporate demonstrations of thankfulness between companions.
Numerous couples decide to observe Valentine’s Day with supper, a cookout or exceptional home-prepared dinner. Numerous eateries offer Valentine’s Day supper advancements and nourishment is regularly given images of adoration like hearts and blossoms