Lovely History

Gina Honea, Co Editor

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Valentine’s day is a day to celebrate love and be with people we care about. The pinks, reds, candy, flowers, and hearts all give an amazing vibe. We all know that there is a history to this lovely holiday and as it turns out there are lots of ways to look at it.

Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. There are many stories about St Valentine and over time these stories grew into the legend we know today. This is the history some kids learn in younger years in school. There is also a different viewpoint of why we celebrate this holiday. Some believe it is a pagan fertility ritual was held in February each year and the Pope abolished this festival and proclaimed 14 February Saint Valentine’s Day, thus establishing this feast day on the Catholic Calendar of Saints. Many people have gone head to head about this topic on the true meaning of the day. There are so many ways to describe “valentine’s” day in different religions. Today most view this holiday as a day to send their love to their partners, family members, friends, and pets.

Each year millions of boxed chocolates are sold across the country for this special day. Pets aren’t left out of this holiday either thousands of people buy their pets a Valentine’s Day gift. Although the true history of this holiday is a mystery, and we may never find out the truth. It is safe to say that we can all enjoy the treats this time of the year. All information came from