Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world.
St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies.
A popular account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”).
In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady). Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Why not send your Valentine in Brisbane a special Bouq this February 14th with Little Mr Bouqs. We’ll even include a handwritten valentine card, going full 19th century for your special someone.
3% of Pet owners give Valentine’s day gifts to their little pet friends.
In Finland, Valentine’s day is actually known as Ystävänpäivä, which translates as Friend’s Day – a day not just for lovers (or pets!).
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This is believed to be the origin of the expression “to wear your heart on your sleeve.”
73 percent of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women. In contrast to this, women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines day gifts.
Every Valentine’s Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.
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