Valentine’s Day 2021: Love is in the air and the long awaited day of the whole week of Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day is here! Valentine’s Day celebrates the bond and relationship between people. It is a day that teaches us how to express our love, care and respect for everyone important in our life.
Valentine’s Day is considered the best day to express your love. It helps us to feel happy for our loved ones. It also shows us the importance of the happiness we feel when we are around those who matter to us.
On this day, people all over the world exchange sweets, flowers, and gifts with loved ones, all on behalf of Valentine’s Day.
When is Valentine’s Day in 2021?
Valentine’s Day is the last and last day of the Valentine’s week celebrated on February 14 each year. This year, it will be celebrated tomorrow Sunday.
For most people, Valentine’s Day is a day of joy, celebration, and quality time with loved ones. However, many do not know the history and significance of Valentine’s Day. If you’re one of them, read on to learn more about this special day of the year.
Valentine’s Day 2021: History
There are several stories about the origin of February 14 celebrated as Valentine’s Day. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, comes from the Roman festival of Lupercalia where men and women were matched to each other in a draw.
Apart from this, the festival also included rites where women were punched by men, allegedly to increase their fertility. However, Pope Gelasius I replaced the holiday with Valentine’s Day at the end of the 5th century.
Who were the three Valentine’s Day?
Historical documents from the Bollandists – tell us there were three Valentine’s Day who apparently died on February 14. Valentinus’ first account was roughly about a man who died in Africa with 24 soldiers, while the other two stories contained more information.
The second Valentinus was a Roman priest who was arrested during the time of Gothicus and placed in the care of Asterius, an aristocrat. While the preacher was preaching, Asterius vowed to convert if Valentinus could cure his adopted daughter’s blindness.
The priest succeeded and the whole family of Asterius were baptized. However, the emperor ordered that they all be executed. Only Valentine was beheaded, and a devoted widow buried his body on Via Flaminia, on which a chapel was built much later.
The third Valentine was Bishop of Terni, Umbria, Italy. His story is very similar to that of the second priest. He argued with a potential convert, healed his son, was beheaded on orders from Gothicus, and was buried along the Via Flaminia.
Due to the eerie similarities, the Bollandists suggest that the second and third Valentine was probably the same person whose legend became popular in different tales in Rome and Terni.
Another story goes that Saint Valentine was killed for helping Christians escape from Roman prisons filled with torture, while another legend has it that the saint fell in love with his jailer’s daughter and sent her a message before his death, signed “From your Valentine” – an expression still used today.
What are the different days of the week for Valentine’s Day?
There are seven days that are celebrated before Valentine’s Day, each day is celebrated in different ways. The seven days before Valentine’s Day are:
- February 7: Rose Day
- February 8: proposal day
- February 9: Chocolate Day
- February 10: Teddy Bear Day
- February 11: day of promise
- February 12: kiss day
- February 13: day of hugs
- February 14: Valentine’s Day
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