Candy hearts, bouquets of red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, greeting cards gushing with red and pink hearts, more chocolate…Yes, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so cuddle up with your sweetheart and find out how this day of love began.
What is Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is a day to express feelings of love, affection, appreciation and friendship for all of the loved ones in your life in the name of the mysterious St. Valentine – a Roman priest who may have performed forbidden marriages, or died for helping Christians escape Roman prisons, or fell in love and wrote the first valentine letter while in prison…It’s all a little murky, but we’re sure glad that St. Valentine inspired this sweet holiday, however he did it.
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When is Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day falls on February 14 each year.
How do people celebrate Valentine’s Day?
People celebrate their affection by exchanging Valentine’s Day cards, going out for a romantic dinner or giving gifts of chocolate, flowers or jewelry. Click here to find more Valentine’s Day activity, entertainment, dinner and gift ideas.