Valentine’s Day Origin

Have you ever wondered why Valentine’s Day is celebrated globally?

The classic Valentines candy Sweethearts.

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The classic Valentine’s candy “Sweethearts.”

Bianca Montano, Contributor

Have you ever wondered why Valentine’s Day is celebrated globally? Valentine’s Day is not only an important day to show your affection to loved ones but, it has a interesting backstory.

Origin

Traditionally, Romans held a annual festival in mid February. They called this festival “Lupercalia”. This festival was held to celebrate the beginning of spring which included men and women being paired together through a lottery system. By the 5th century, the Pope at the time, Pope Gelasius I, renamed Lupercalia as St. Valentine’s Day. Now, everyone that participated in the festival celebrated romance.

 

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