Throughout history, Valentine’s Day has been associated with romantic love. The legends surrounding the holiday include the Roman god of love, Cupid. Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a time of giving gifts, flowers and candy to those you love. These traditions began in the Middle Ages in Europe. However, Valentine’s Day has also become a commercial holiday in the United States. Many people celebrate this holiday by sending their loved ones a card or gift.
In the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day was an important holiday for European nobility. It was believed that birds mate during February, and European nobility would send love notes to their mates during this time. During this time, a man called Saint Valentine would marry young lovers secretly, even though the law forbade marriage.
Valentine was also a Christian martyr, and his remains were kept in a catacomb for centuries. One legend claims that Valentine was beheaded for secretly performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. During the medieval period, Valentine allegedly fell in love with a blind girl who he healed.
Valentine is often depicted with a heart on his chest, or with an arrow through his heart. This is the same image that Cupid, the Roman god of love, has. Cupid is often seen on Valentine’s Day paraphernalia, such as cards and candy. The modern media also portrays St. Valentine as secretly marrying couples, or signing a letter with the phrase “From your Valentine.”
Valentine’s Day is not a public holiday in Bangladesh. However, there are several parks and other places where people can meet to enjoy the day. There are also public transit systems that run on regular schedules. Schools are also open as usual. Many restaurants will be busier than usual, as people will be looking to celebrate the day with their loved ones.
Although there is no historical evidence proving that Valentine’s Day originated with a saint, many historians believe that it was a Roman festival that became associated with romantic love. The holiday was also associated with Pagan fertility festivals in Europe.
Valentine’s Day became more popular in the Middle Ages in England. The holiday was romanticized in medieval literature, such as the work of Geoffrey Chaucer. In this work, Chaucer decreed that Valentine’s Day was a time of birds choosing their mates, which made it seem like a romantic holiday.
The tradition of sending Valentine’s Day cards began in the Middle Ages, but commercial cards didn’t become available until the mid-nineteenth century. During this time, factories began producing Valentine’s Day cards with poems inside. The tradition of exchanging Valentine’s Day cards later extended to giving jewelry.
Valentine’s Day has also become a popular date for weddings. Some couples look forward to the holiday all year round. Valentine’s Day cards are usually red and pink, and are often decorated with hearts. Often, children will exchange Valentine’s Day cards with their classmates, or will give their classmates candy. In the United States, nearly a third of adults purchase Valentine’s plants to give to their loved ones.