Why February 14 is Celebrated as Valentine's Day? Know The Facts

Valentine's Day falls on 14th February every year and people celebrate the day of love with great pomp and show.

But why do we celebrate valentine's day on 14th February, let us know some interesting facts about the season of Cupid.

Valentine's Day was not celebrated as a day of romance until about the 14th century.

The Gelasian Sacramentary of the 8th century recorded the celebration of the feast of Saint Valentine on 14 February.

The day was associated with love in the 14th and 15th centuries when the notion of courtly love flourished in association with the "lovebirds" of early spring.

Additionally, the day may have derived its name from a priest who was martyred by Emperor Claudius II Gothicus around 270 CE.

There are many stories behind the origin of Valentine's Day. According to one of the more popular legends, Valentine's Day has its origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February.

Another legend says that Saint Valentine was executed on February 14 as punishment for performing secret marriages to keep husbands from going to war, as they were banned by Roman Emperor Claudius II.

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