February 14 is widely accepted as the Valentine Day, which falls in the month of romance. It is celebrated as the day of showing affection and love to the friends, soul mate, and family. Witnessed majorly in Christianity, the occasion is accepted and well-celebrated in many other countries on the same day.
The day is named after the Saint Valentine, who was a catholic priest. In the 3rd Century, Romanian Emperor Claudius II ordered the soldier NOT to marry in order to keep them fully devoted to their country only. Saint Valentine started making the marriages of such soldiers possible in secret ceremonies, thus gaining popularity as a savior of love.
He was imprisoned for this unlawful act and was tortured for the same. In prison, he cared for the rest prisoners and the blind daughter of Jailer, falling in love with her later. Before his death, he wrote a letter to his beloved girl. The signature ‘From your Valentine’ was first witnessed in that letter which later became the commonly used signature, used by the lovers.
Valentine is celebrated in numerous ways as the festival of love in the remembrance of the most heroic roman saint Valentine.
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