Valentine’s Day 2013 – A day to celebrate love
Saint Valentine’s Day, extensively popular as Valentine’s Day, is celebrated on February 14 to commemorate the bond and spirit of love between intimate companions. The enthusiasm of celebration is seen much among the youths who consider it to be a wonderful moment to express their love towards their beloved. Founded in 496 A.D by Pope Gelasius I to pay homage to one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, this day usually reflects the tradition and culture of ancient Roman and Christian.
Valentine’s Day in celebrated across the world in a traditional fashion by sending Valentine wishes, flowers, greeting cards and gifts to his/her beloved. This year, lovers would be celebrating Valentine’s Day 2013 on Thursday, February 14 to convey their heart’s feelings towards their partners.
Facts about the history of Saint Valentine’s Day is still shrouded in mystery. Many Christians believe that Saint Valentine was a priest in Rome during the third century and helped young couples to get married secretly despite being outlawed by Emperor Claudius. When Claudius discovered Valentine’s actions, the emperor ordered his execution. Moreover, many people believe his execution was ordered for helping Christians escape the Roman prisons where they were brutally beaten.