The most romantic holiday
History of the holiday
History arose in ancient Rome. Emperor Claudius II forbade the young men of his state to marry so that women would not interfere with taking them into the army. The lord believed that it was the ladies who did not let their spouses go to war. And supposedly intentionally prevent the stronger sex from defending their homeland.
But love, as we know, cannot be defeated. And people got married secretly. And the local healer and preacher of Christianity, St. Valentine, helped them in this matter. That's just the happiness of the young did not last long. Unfortunately, rumors of secret weddings reached the emperors, and lawbreaker Valentine was thrown into prison. The preacher was announced that he would be executed the very next day. Without losing a minute, he wrote a love letter to his beloved girlfriend and asked for a transfer. Which was the last wish of the martyr.
Two hundred years later, the Catholic Church of Valentine canonized. And in 496, Pope Gelasius declared February 14 Valentine's Day.
Traditions in different countries:
In Italy, on February 14, they also mainly give sweets. In France, it is customary to give precious jewelry and write love poems. The British can send sensual confessions not only to loved ones and loved ones, but also to pets. Sensual Spaniards often send gentle messages through carrier pigeons.