Is the Valentine’s Day only synonymous with love and other drugs? We bring you a sneak into the actual relevance of this day! Here is a quick look!
- In actuality, there were three St. Valentine’s. One was a priest, one was a Bishop and the third was a martyr. The stories of the Bishop and Priest’s martyrdom are so closely intertwined that it is difficult to suggest who was responsible for the Day. Very little however is known about the third St. Valentine.
- According to the Legend, St. Valentine was the first man to send a Valentine’s letter to his ladylove. When he was in jail, he had fallen in love with the Jailor’s blind daughter. Before hose caught the better of him, he wrote her a love letter and signed it as Your Valentine!
- It is believed that a mount Holyoke college student, Ester Howland created the first lace Valentine in the United States from lace, ribbon and colourful pictures.
- The Romans celebrated a festival of Lupercalia on February 15. This festival was to ward off danger of wolves to their flock and to honor their God Lupercalia. The Chistian calendar celebrates the Valentine’s Day to commemorate fertility, likewise!
- Charles, Duke of Orleans, sent the First Valentine’s card to his wife while he was imprisoned while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London! He remained a prisoner of war for the next twenty-four years.
- The famous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in which 7 Chicago gangsters were gunned down of February 14, 1929, was one of the bloodiest in mob history!