Valentine’s Day 2023: The biggest day of love, 14th February, which is celebrated all over the world as Valentine’s Day, is a day to express love and affection towards others. On this day, loving couples send cards, flowers or chocolates with loving messages. While most of us must be aware of this, what we may not know is that the day holds significance for other major events in history as well. Let’s take a look at these unknown incidents-
When did the Valentine’s Day celebration begin?
Valentine’s Day is celebrated worldwide on 14 February. It is believed that the celebration of this day started during the time of King Claudius of Rome. At that time there used to be a priest in Rome, whose name was St. Valentine. He was the one who started Valentine’s Day for the first time.
Why is Valentine’s Day celebrated
It is believed that St. Valentine used to think about increasing love all over the world, but Claudius, the king of the city where he lived, did not approve of this. The king believed that love and marriage destroy the intelligence and power of men. That’s why the king had ordered that the soldiers and officers there would not marry.
Saint Valentine was hanged on this day
However, St. Valentine opposed this order of the king and got many officers and soldiers married. When the king came to know about this, he got angry and he hanged St. Valentine on 14 February itself. After this, every year on February 14, after his death, it is celebrated as the ‘Day of Love’ to remember the sacrifice of Saint Valentine.
Saint Valentine donated eyes to the jailer’s daughter
It is said that the demise of the saint is remembered for a special reason. It is said that in those days the jailer of the city had a daughter, that girl named Jacobus was blind. Saint Valentine donated his eyes to the jailer’s daughter at the time of his death.