The Falcon's Flyer

Origin of Valentines Day

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Valentine’s Day is coming up and I feel that many including myself don’t know the real meaning of Valentine’s Day, so I decided to learn more about it. Valentine’s Day is a widely celebrated holiday that is very joyous, happy and filled with love but the actual origin of it is a lot different than how it is celebrated today. February has always been a month of love and is also the feast day of St. Valentine whom supposedly sent the first Valentine note to his girlfriend while he was kept in a jail and later sent her a letter saying from your Valentine which is now where we get the idea of Valentine’s from. Another belief on how Valentine’s day was created was because of the Pagan celebration of Lupercalia in attempts to Christianize the holiday. This festival was not a very friendly and loving festival because there were sacrifices involved and many animals were not treated properly to celebrate this holiday. This holiday was no longer deemed a holiday because it was not Christian. There are many ways Valentines Day was to have said to come to be but these were just some of the interesting ways and now Valentine’s Day is very popular all around the world in countries such as Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia.

http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Origin of Valentines Day

    School Events

    This Years St Philip Feast Day Celebration

  • Origin of Valentines Day

    Eyas News (K-5)

    4th Grade Miners Day

  • Origin of Valentines Day

    Showcase

    High School Summer Options

  • Origin of Valentines Day

    Showcase

    Special Needs Fair and Mass

  • Origin of Valentines Day

    Learning

    8th Grade Capstone Projects

  • Origin of Valentines Day

    School Events

    The Music Man

  • Origin of Valentines Day

    Showcase

    Teacher of The Month- Mrs. Cresta

  • Origin of Valentines Day

    Showcase

    Mock Caldecott 2018

  • Origin of Valentines Day

    Investigative Report

    Isabella Marez as Rose Queen

  • Origin of Valentines Day

    School Events

    Damien Mathematics Competition

The student news site of St. Philip the Apostle School
Origin of Valentines Day