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Valentine's Day- History and Facts

Valentine’s Day occurs every February 14. Across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and where did these traditions come from? Valentine day is the day of love and this flow is started in the memory of saint valentine.

To know the story of that mysterious saint who empowers love in his era and by whose name we celebrate this day, let us go back in history...

It was a time of about 269 A.D when King Claudius II was the emperor of Rome and everything's going good until one day Claudius II thought that single soldiers will make better army than those with wife and children and marriage makes a man weak and less intelligent. So he outlawed marriage of single soldiers.

As Saint Valentine came to know about this injustice he opposes this law and then he started convincing soldiers to do marriage. Many soldiers broke the law and got married in secret. When the king came to know about this event then he imprisoned Saint Valentine.

It is said that when he was in prison, the jailer came to him along with his daughter and told him about her blindness. Saint Valentine touched her hand and sudden a miracle happened and the daughter starts recovering from her blindness and soon her blindness is cured. The daughter then came to thank to that person who gave her new life and as she saw Valentine and they both fell in love.

When the king came to know about this situation he give him two options that either he join him, forget his love and motivates the soldiers that marriage made the man weak and less intelligent and they should not do marriage ever or he will be hanged till death.

As Saint valentine refuses to forget his love then king announced his hanging and during his last days he wrote a love letter to his love and at the end he wrote "from your valentine".

Loved you yesterday, love your still, always have, always will.