History of Valentine’s Day


Chrystal Barajas

Valentine’s Day originated as a Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. Over time, Valentine’s Day became a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world. Nowadays, most people around the world (even if they’re not Christians) enjoy to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s wasn’t really celebrated as a romance day until the 14th century. Valentine’s Day got the name from a priest who was martyred about 270 ce by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus.