We are just celebrating Valentine’s Day. Amidst all the hype and hoopla, do you know story behind Valentines Day celebration? You will be surprised to know that most of us are not aware of the concept of Valentine.
While we celebrate love on this special day, we are unaware of the origin of love. How it started? Why is started? Not many of us can answer this question.
Thus we at enzag wish to make your Valentines celebration all the more special by giving you an insight to the story of St Valentine, the man who gave love a new meaning.
St Valentine’s was born in Rome during the third millennium. Then, The Rome was ruled by an emperor known as Claudius. Claudius wasn’t too well-known and St Valentine’s too did not like him either. Claudius desired to have a big army and predicted men to become a member of him willingly. Many men just did not want to deal with in conflicts to depart their wives and family members alone. They therefore rejected to go by his order. This did not go down too well with the emperor. A furious Claudius then sensed if men were not got married, they would not thoughts becoming a member of the army. So he determined not to allow any more marriages. Youth believed his new law was terrible and among them St Valentine’s was the one who revolted the most against this rule of Claudius.
Not many know that St Valentine’s was a clergyman. His activity was too helping couples get married even after Emperor Claudius approved his law; he kept on accomplishing wedding events — privately, of course. Unfortunately one evening when he was planning one such big event for several, he was caught. The couple he was planning a wedding to escaped but regrettable Valentine’s was found and was told that his penalties was to be hanged till death.
This did not separate Valentine spirit. He tried his best to remain pleasant. Many youth came to the prison to check out him. They threw flowers and notes up to his window and desired him to know that they, too, considered in real love.
One of these youth was the daughter of the prison guard. Her dad permitted her to visit her in the prison. They would sit and discuss for hours. She assisted Valentine to keep his mood up. She decided that he did the right thing by neglecting the Emperor and going forward with the key weddings. On the day Valentine was to die, he eventually left my companion a little note saying thanks to her for her friendship and commitment. He signed it, “Love from your Valentine.”
That note became the tradition to exchange their love messages to their loved ones on Valentine Day. It was published on the day he passed away, Feb 14, 269 A.D.
This is the story of St Valentine. He fought for love, he fought for happiness. Today let’s take an oath that we will not restrict celebration love to only one particular day. Instead spread love for years to come so that all animosity is eradicated from world.
A man died for love, least we can do is thank him by following his footsteps.
Let’s fall in love with the idea of Love!