Origin, Definition, Significance Of Valentine’s Day
Valentine day is truly a celebration amongst itself. The day perfectly crafted for the singles and for the couples. The days of Valentine provide the best step by step procedure for singles to get the hearts right.
While for the couples, who’re already in love. These days refreshes all the magical moments of love. Over the year, 14th of February have helped thousands of hearts to find their sync.
This Valentine day before giving out astounding ideas to make it the perfect day. We would like you to throws some attentions on the history of Valentine’s day.
Here are some of the topics we would be going through throughout the article.
1. When was the idea of Valentine originated?
2. What is the significance of Valentine’s day?
3. What is the literal meaning of Valentine’s day?
Origin Of Valentine’s Day: –
Every piece of art has a secret story behind it. The secret behind the origin of Valentine was the Pagan festival of Lupercalia (1st century). A crazy party festival loved by every single man and woman.
What was so interesting about Lupercalia? On this day, goats were sacrificed to worship the Roman Goddess of Love. Roman men used to prepare whips made of goats. After preparing they would strip down naked and spank young maiden who refused to help increase their fertility.
How strange it may seem but it was amongst the major celebrations during the Roman time.
Significance of Valentine’s Day: –
It was obvious that sooner or later the festival of Lupercalia needed to be improvised. Sacrificing innocent goats, running naked along the streets were against Christianity.
Unfortunately, Christianity was young to take hold over the Europe. Also, neither had the powers to change such festivals. But during this time something revolutionary happened which help human understand the feeling of love.
A big no to marriage! How would you react if your superior didn’t allow to love or marry someone rest of your life? You may go nuts! This is what similar happened to the soldiers of the 3rd century.
Claudius II – the emperor of Roman Empire used to think love or marriages make men weak. The only way to be invincible was to never allow anyone to marry further.
St. Valentine a young saint started performing marriages in secret. But soon he was sentenced to death for against Emperor’s orders. St. Valentine’s death taught people about the gift of love. This was the significance of Valentine’s day. Once a day of halt against wrong, and today a day of love. It is the God’s way of telling the human kind about the beautiful feeling being present amongst them.
Definition Of Valentine Day: –
Valentine’s day is not about exchanging Hallmark’s gifts and flowers. This day is about celebrating love and being thankful for each other.
Instead of completing each other with the materialistic things in life. You should be further looking in life sharing each other sorrows, cherishable moments, and happiness in life.
That’s all folks, happy Valentine’s day!