Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Hearts, roses, love, chocolate. Does this sound familiar to you? If you are like most people, when you hear these words you think of Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with your loved ones.

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that celebrates love. It occurs every year on February 14. There are a lot of different symbols for Valentine’s Day, but the most popular one is the heart. People use hearts during Valentine’s Day because people used to think that feelings of love were found in your heart. Another common symbol is Cupid, the Roman god of love. Since both Cupid and Valentine’s Day are associated with love, Cupid started to be associated with Valentine’s Day as well.

In the beginning, Valentine’s Day was not a very romantic holiday. In many of the stories about Valentine’s Day, including those about St. Valentine, somebody gets hurt or dies. Valentine’s Day did not become romantic until a poet, Geoffrey Chaucer, decided to remake Valentine’s Day into what we know today. William Shakespeare also helped in making the holiday more widely known.

People started to give flowers and chocolates in the mid-19th century. Flowers were given to love interests to deliver a message. People would hide messages in the flowers that they didn’t want to say out loud. Roses are a very popular flower to give on Valentine’s Day because they symbolize beauty and love. The Victorians also started to give their love interests chocolates. Richard Cadbury decided to package chocolates in heart packages for Valentine’s Day. Richard Cadbury’s family owned a chocolate family, and he helped with it. He had the idea to decorate the boxes with roses and cupids.

Not much is known about how Valentine’s Day has come to be, but there are several legends based on Saint Valentine. One is about how Saint Valentine was executed because he didn’t convert to paganism. Before he was executed he saved a jailer’s daughter, which caused his family to convert to Christianity. Another legend says how Saint Valentine performed weddings for soldiers, which made him become known as the saint of love.

Overall, Valentine’s Day is a great holiday that celebrates love and romance. It is fun to send and receive gifts and valentines on Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have a special someone, you can still celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends and family. Even though you don’t get out of school on Valentine’s Day, it is still an important holiday that everyone should celebrate.