Valentines Day

the story of the origin of valentine

Valentines Day - 14th February
Who is Valentine ?
Why are we celebrating Valentines Day?



Here are some fun facts on the love story of Valentine you may like to know before introducing some preschool Valentine's Arts and Crafts.

Valentine's Day is celebrated as an expression of love to one another - from lovers to lovers, students to teachers, friends to friends. Its a lovers' holiday. People usually look for gifts with shapes of hearts to symbolise love.

What's the origin of Valentine ?Most people are not aware of the history of valentine. Historically, this celebration goes back to the days of Saints in Rome. St Valentine was honoured and remembered on this day.



Fun Facts About Valentines Day

  • The First Valentine Card
    The 'first true Valentine card' was sent by Charles, duke of Orleans, to his wife in 1415 when he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

  • Valentine's Day originated in 5th Century Rome as a tribute to St. Valentine, a Roman Catholic bishop who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries.

  • Valentine in Rome
    Valentines Day celebration dates back to the ancient times when the 'Feast of Lupercal' was celebrated on 15th February in the honour of Juno, the queen of the Roman Gods. The lives of young boys and girls were strictly separate. However, one of the customs of the young people was name drawing. On the eve of the festival of Lupercalia the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man would draw a girl's name from the jar and would then be partners for the duration of the festival with the girl whom he chose. Sometimes the pairing of the children lasted an entire year, and often, they would fall in love and would later marry.

  • Valentine in Europe
    A young Frenchman, Charles, Duke of Orleans, was one of the earliest creators of valentines, called "poetical or amorous addresses." From his confinement in the Tower of London after the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, he sent several poems or rhymed love letters or "valentines" to his wife in France

  • Symbols of Valentine's Day
    Doves, Hearts, Cupid, Love notes.

  • Greeting Cards
    The estimates of Valentine's card sent out annually is approximately one billion, making it the second largest card-sending holiday of the year next to Christmas, of which 85 % purchases were from women.



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