The shortest month of February perhaps brings the greatest
moments of joy and celebration for every couple across the
globe. This is because of the fêted occasion of Valentines Day
that falls on the 14th of this month. Valentines Day or the day
of saint valentines is the day of love and affection. Love is in
the air on this day when lovers verbalize the language of their
heart and make each other feel thou preciousness.
there is a story or a reason behind every celebration, there are
tales associated with the Valentines Day too. Every year 14th
February is cheered with exchange of loads of gifts and
feelings. But according to a story actually it is the day when a
devotee of love sacrificed his life for this most beautiful
feeling which is yet the cause of humanity on earth.
Thousands of years ago in 3rd century B.C there was a saint,
Valentine, in Rome. He was a priest in the kingdom of Saint
Claudius II. One fine day the king realized that married men do
not turn out to be proficient soldiers for family bonds and
relationships weaken them. So in order to have good quality
soldiers and a strong military force he outlawed marriage for
But saint Valentine who had throughout his life materialized
the feeling of love by tying nuptial bonds opposed the king’s
instructions. He went against his orders and continued
coordinating marriages clandestinely. But soon emperor Claudius
II got information about it. Consequently he decided to punish
saint Valentine by putting him to death on 14th February.
From that day onwards 14th February is memorized as the day
that marks eternality of the bond of love and the spirits of all
the true lovers.
But this is not the only fable hanging behind Valentines Day.
According to another famous one, Valentine was a captive who did
fall in love with his janyor’s daughter. On the day when
Valentine was taken to persecution he wrote and left a letter
for his girlfriend. That day was 14th February and the love
letter had the sign underneath as “Your Valentine”.
Thus this day came to be recognized and celebrated as the
Valentines Day. It commenced the tradition of exchange of love
letters and other instruments to express one’s feelings of
Though it is very difficult to know the true identity of the
man Valentine, it is for sure that he was an idol of love who
died but proved that the flame of love can never be
extinguished. Love always stands unbeaten and victorious despite
of countless attempts made by people to trounce it and this is
the primary cause to rejoice the Valentines Day.