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The Story of Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day is recognised and celebrated all around the world, but many do not know the story behind the special day.

The actual story of St Valentine remains a mystery, however there are various ideas surrounding the special name day. My favourite of them all dates back to the Roman Empire around the year 270 AD. Valentine was a priest who was ruled by the Roman Emperor Claudius II.

During his rule, Claudius II prohibited the marriage of young men, as he believed bachelors made better soldiers.

Valentine believed that people who are in love should be together, so he secretly married couples that were in love even though it was prohibited. Unfortunately, he was eventually reprehended and jailed by the Romans so he could not perform any more marriage ceremonies.

During his time in prison, Valentine met a young girl known to be the daughter of a prison soldier. She visited regularly and the two became very good friends, as she also believed in love and marriage.

On February 14, Valentine was sadly tortured and executed. Just before his death, he left a note to the young girl he became friends with and signed it ‘Love from your Valentine’.

Valentine has become the patron saint of lovers as he died for what he believed in. On February 14 we think about love and friendship, however what we should also take from this story is that love can never be beaten.



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