7. Don your apron and chef's hat and cook a special meal.
The Origin Of Providing Valentine's Day Cards
Our last possiblity for the origins our holiday: It might be that we celebrate Valentines Day on the 14th since this is the day that St. Valentine died. However, some think that the celebration of Valentines Day was an attempt by the Church to civilize the celebration of the pagan Lupercalia festival - held on the 15th of February. Lupercalia was a fertility celebration devoted to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, along with to the Roman creators Romulus and Remus. Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine's Day around 498 A.D. The Lupercalia festival was considered un-Christian and forbidden.
Following the course of history, people accepted more the Christian origin of Valentine's Day rather than the 2 pagan customs. The martyrdom of the saint and the influence of Roman celebration in the history made the celebration of Valentine's Day exist until today.
Most scholars think that the St. Valentine of the vacation was a priest who served throughout the 3rd century in Rome. Valentine continued to secretly perform marital relationship events however was eventually captured by the Romans and ordered by Claudius to be put to death.
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