History of Valentine’s Day
History of Valentine’s Day is based on the vicissitudes of the patron saint of Terni, vicissitudes surrounded by several legends.
Saint Valentine was a martyr Roman bishop, venerated by Catholic Church, Church of England, and Orthodox Church.
Valentine’s Day, on February 14th, is celebrated all over the world, but was born in Italy and then spread to France and England.
In order to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the most popular custom in Anglo-Saxon countries is exchanging “valentine”, greeting cardsfull with symbols like hearts, winged Cupid, and doves.
As I’ve wrote, history of Saint Valentine, as patron of lovers, rests on several legends… Here you have some of them:
In a word, true history of Valentine’s Day is kind of shrouded in mistery, midway between fact and legend, with a common factor: ethernal love, that we celebrate every year on February 14th!