Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14! Saint Valentine’s Day traditions include exchanging gifts, such as chocolates or roses, and a romantic dinner. Decorations typically feature Cupid and his arrows and hearts.

Where did  saint Valentine’s day originate from?

The Romans executed Saint Valentine on this day in the third century because of a Roman festival, Lupercalia, on the 15th February. At Lupercalia, Roman girls wrote anonymous love letters and put them in a bag; young men took a love letter and tried to guess who the writer was. After many centuries, Saint Valentine’s day and Lupercalia became the same festival. Valentine’s cards are very popular today. Do you know that in the UK nobody writes his name in a Valentine’s card? the sender of the card is always a mistery!

Happy Valentine’s day!

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