What Is Valentine’s Day?

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Estrellita Lopez and Pantaleona Andres Juan

Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate love, friendship, and admiration. Valentine’s Day can be also called St. Valentine. It officially started in the year 496 A.D. Valentine’s Day was at first a liturgical feast to celebrate the decapitation of a third-century Christian martyr.

Valentine’s Day got its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was. The popular belief about St. Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century A.D. At this time, Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. According to https://www.npr.org

According to https://www.1800flowers.com  on Valentine’s Day around 50 million roses are given to a loved one around the world, women tend to buy approximately 85% of all Valentine’s Day cards sold. Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day of the year for sending cards (second only to Christmas), and lastly, on Valentine’s Day every year, there are at least 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates sold.

In conclusion, Valentine’s Day is a one-year thing to celebrate with your loved ones, family, and friends by sending messages of love and affection or by giving gifts to make them happy.