What is Valentines Day? Saint Valentine’s Day, also well-known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is the liturgical festivity, and romantic holiday observed on February 14th, each year. It’s celebrated in various countries around the globe, although it’s not a holiday in most of those countries.
For each year of February 14th, countless people exchange cards, candy, wishes, SMS, gifts or red roses with each other with their special “Valentine”. The day of love we call it as “Valentine’s Day” is entitled after a Christian martyr and eras back to the 5th century, but has roots in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.
When is Valentines Day 2015?
Let me tell you, the romantic festival of Valentines Day 2015 is a week-long affair for lovers observed each year on February 14th all around the globe. It’s also called as “Lovers Day.” Valentine Week is a special week for all lovers and loves birds as they celebrate this lovely day by expressing their feeling to their partners. It is done by sending Valentines cards, giving confectionery greetings, offering flowers especially Crimson Red Rose, to their spouse.
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Do you know: Nearly 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are swapped every year, making Valentine’s Day the second-most widespread card-sending holiday after Merry Christmas.
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Why Happy Valentines Day is celebrated on February 14th?
Lupercalia stay alive in the early rise of Christianity and but was banned—as it was believed “un-Christian”–at the finale of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14th St. Valentine’s Day. It was not until much later, yet, that the day turn out to be ultimately related to love. During the Middle Ages, it was generally believed in France and England that February 14 was the inauguration of birds’ mating season, which added to the notion that the mid of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.
Whereas some have faith in that Valentines Day is celebrated in the middle of February to honor the anniversary of Valentine’s death or funeral–which possibly occurred around A.D. 270–others privilege that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan festivity of Lupercalia. Celebrated at ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a luxuriance festival devoted to Faunus, the Roman god of farming, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.