Valentine’s Day, too, or the Feast of Saint Valentine is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14, it came as a feast of Western Christian liturgy honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a celebration of cultural and commercial significant in many areas throughout the world, though not a public holiday in any country.
Some of the stories of martyrdom associated with various Valentines that are connected to the February 14 added to martyrologies then, including hagiographical accounts of the popular Saint Valentine of Rome that showed he was imprisoned to perform marriages for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to the Christians, who were persecuted in under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his detention, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.
The first day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourish. In 18th century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering sugar, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). In Europe, Keys Saint Valentine given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to open the heart giver”, as well as children, to counteract epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, dear handwriting has given way to greeting cards are mass produced.
Valentine’s Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Church Lutheran.Banyak part of the Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine’s Day, although on July 6 and July 30 ex-date of respecting elders Roman Saint Valentine, and the last date for the honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni).