What Valentine's Day means and why it is a special day

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated annually on February 14th that is dedicated to love and affection. It is celebrated in many countries around the world and is particularly popular in Europe and North America.

1. Valentine's Day - the story

There are many myths and legends about Valentine's Day. Most people believe that Valentine's Day traces its origins to a Roman priest named Valentine who lived in the 3rd century AD. According to this legend, Valentine was forbidden to marry lovers who had been separated by Emperor Claudius II. When he was discovered, he was captured and executed on February 14th. Shortly before he died, he is said to have sent letters to his lover in which he signed himself as "your Valentinus".

Another theory is that Valentine's Day derives from a Celtic festival called Lupercalia, which took place every spring in which flowers and gifts were given to newlyweds. Some historians even believe that the date of today's Valentine's Day comes from Lupercalia: February 14th was the beginning of the festival and it was traditionally a day of mating rituals for young Celts (who still had Celtic names at the time). This might explain why so many people get married on Valentine's Day these days!

Whatever the actual history of Valentine's Day, it has become a day of great significance for couples of all kinds worldwide. And despite all the controversy surrounding this date, lovers look forward to February 14th every year as an opportunity to express their love!

3. What defines Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day is a day when lovers give each other attention and affection. This can be expressed in the form of small gifts, cards or flowers. For many couples, Valentine's Day is a special day on which they want to be particularly loved and cared for.

Even though Valentine's Day is primarily a day for couples, friends and family members can also spend time together on this day and give each other attention. In many countries, Valentine's Day is also known as “Friendship Day”.

As different as people are, their opinions about Valentine's Day are just as different. For some it is a nice occasion to make their partner or closest friends happy. Others are more critical of Valentine's Day and complain that it is commercialized and overly romanticized.

No matter how you feel about Valentine's Day, it is still a day where love and affection are the focus. And that is something we all need.

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4. Why is Valentine's Day so popular?

Valentine's Day is particularly popular because it is a day of love and joy. People of all ages celebrate this day together with their loved ones. Valentine's Day offers the perfect opportunity to show your feelings and tell the other person how you feel about them. This day is also a great celebration for children who enjoy sending small gifts or love letters to their parents or friends.

5. Conclusion

Valentine's Day is a special day because it is an opportunity to show our loved ones how much we love them. We can tell them how grateful we are for their love and support. This day is also a reminder that love between two people is something wonderful and precious.

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