Valentine Day


Marisol Gonzalez, contributor

Happy Valentine Day

Valentine’s day occurs on February 14 around the world. Valentine’s day is a day of romance gifts are exchanged like candy, flower or anything that there love ones would like. Valentine is a mystery but we all know that has been celebrated for a long period of time. Also, valentine’s day is vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman traditions. In the Catholic Church, there were two different saints named Valentine or Valentinus. One of them was a legend which is Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome.

The emperor Claudius ll decided to outlaw the marriage for young men.  Claudius decided because single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families. But Valentine continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. But once Claudius discovered what Valentine was doing Claudius ordered to put him to death.

 By the middle age, thanks to reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France. People believe Valentine’s day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or also burial which probably occurred around A.D. 270 others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize”.


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