February 14 marks one of the most romantic holidays of the year – Valentine’s Day. It is today that you should confess your feelings, share plans for the near future with your second half and arrange an unforgettable date. For those who still haven’t found their love, can lead. Cupid has saved a few arrows for everyone who desperately needs love.
Some historians believe that Valentine’s Day originated from a pagan holiday called Lupercarius. People honored the deity, as a gift to whom goats were brought. The animal symbolizes fertility.
Catholics also call February 14 a day of remembrance for the clergy of Valentine. He believed that sincere feelings could overcome everything and against the order of the ruler crowned legionnaires. According to the emperor, the love affair only weakened the brave warriors, making them forget about their true purpose. Claudius II sentenced the man to death. Sitting in his cell, he met the jailer’s daughter, with whom he fell in love at first sight. The girl reciprocated, although she knew that their relationship was doomed. A few days later, the traitor was executed.
- About 15% of women around the world buy flowers for themselves, not trying to wait for a gift from the stronger sex.
- Almost all Americans believe that the perfect date includes a romantic dinner and watching a touching movie. For others, a joint night walk seems no less attractive.
- On Valentine’s Day, it is customary to congratulate your soul mate, but people have long ceased to listen to the original version, so gifts go to absolutely everyone: relatives, friends, colleagues and even pets.
- In Italy, lovers present hazelnuts in chocolate glaze as a gift.
How to celebrate
The best way to celebrate a holiday is to spend it with your loved ones. At the same time, it is not necessary to be in a relationship, you can please close friends. Prepare for the celebration in advance, make valentines with your own hands, bake a delicious cake or buy a funny gift. For the evening, you can leave the most interesting and arrange a grand surprise.
When is Valentine’s Day celebrated in 2024?
Valentine’s Day is observed on February 14 each year.