Valentine's Day is the day of love, the day when you express your affection towards that 'someone special'. With this article, know about the history of Valentine's Day as well as its celebrations.

Significance of Valentine's Day

Love is the most beautiful feelings in this world, the feeling that makes everything around you seem much more beautiful that it really is. Though love should be celebrated each and every moment of your life, the hectic schedule of today's world hardly leaves time for that. Probably, this is why Valentine's Day came into being, a day which we devote to the people we love. Though this day has specifically been related to the 'better half' of your life, it does not mean that you cannot celebrate it with your 'other' loved ones. In fact, Valentine's Day is the day for expressing your feeling towards all those you love, be it your partner, parents, sibling or friends.
History of Valentines Day
Though the origin of Valentine's Day has always been associated with Saint Valentine, the exact history of the holiday is not known to anyone. In fact, there are a number of legends associated with this day, of which none has its veracity established. One of the most popular legends goes that Valentine was a priest, who used to live in Rome, in 3rd century. One day, Emperor Claudius II reached the conclusion that single men turned out to be better soldiers than married ones and he banned weddings.
Rising against the injustice, Valentine started conducting marriages in secret. After this came to light, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. It is believed that Valentine's Day came to be celebrated on the day he died i.e. 14th February, in commemoration of his efforts to unite people in love. Another legend that surrounds Valentine's Day goes that when Valentine was in jail, he fell in love with the jailor's daughter. Before leaving for the heavenly abode, he wrote a letter to her, signed, 'From your Valentine'. The expression is used by lovers till date.
Valentine's Day Celebrations
Valentine's Day is the day for celebrating love, be it for your partner, your parents or anyone else. It is the time to make all those people who matter in your life, feel special. Valentine's Day celebrations comprise of the various ways, through which you convey your feelings to your loved ones. While throwing parties is one of the best options, going on a weekend trip is not a bad idea either. Look in the market and will get numerous Valentine gift ideas, devoted to this special day & the most romantic idea would be a homemade gift.  Other Valentine's Day activities include planning a candlelit dinner, going for a long drive, arranging a beach trip, etc. Don't forget to give a card to the special people in your life, with a touching Valentine's Day message written inside.

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