Valentines Origin

Valentines Origin

Estephanie Luque Inzunza, Staff

Valentine’s Day is on the 14th of February and is celebrated across the United States. A Day when you give your loved one’s candy, flower, and gifts. Valentine is a long-celebrated day and because of that February is now considered the month of romance and love. Did you know that Valentine Day contain vestiges of both the Christian and Ancient Roman traditions? Where did the name Valentine come from? Well, the name is from man names Saint Valentine.The impact of Valentines Day 2020 - MiQ

Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. The Emperor Claudius the second decided the single men are better soldiers than married men with wives and families. Valentine did not agree with this idea and thought it was unfair. And kept marrying young lovers in secret.

When they found out Valentine was marrying young people in secret. Emperor Claudius ordered that Valentine should be put to his death for what he did. Still other insist it was not him and that it was St Valentine of Terni, a bishop. Who is the true namesake of the day? He was also beheaded by the Emperor Claudius the second outside Rome.