The History (Story) of Valentine’s Day PDF Summary
Dear readers, here we are offering Valentine’s Day Story PDF to all of you. One legend says that Valentine was a priest in the third century in Rome. Some people believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to remember the anniversary of Valentine’s death which probably occurred around 270 A.D.
The Pope declared February 14th St. Valentine’s Day around 498 A.D. Later, during the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of February should be a day for romance.
The History of Valentine’s Day for Students PDF
As the story goes, Emperor Claudius II of Rome—who reigned from the year 268 A.D. to 270 A.D.—banned marriage because he thought unmarried men made better soldiers. Valentine thought this was unfair and decided to break the rules and perform marriages anyway. He kept the ceremonies quiet, but he was eventually caught and later killed on February 14 of the year 270 for defying the emperor. Right before he died, Valentine supposedly wrote the first-ever “valentine” to his jailer’s daughter, with whom he’d fallen in love. Later, in the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I declared the day of his death as St. Valentine’s Day.
The celebration surrounding this day actually has roots in an ancient pagan festival that started centuries before Valentine was even alive. Held in Rome each February, part of the event focused on bringing new couples together.
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