According to one legend, Valentine’s day was created because of the self-righteous act of a Roman emperor who decreed that single men made better soldiers and, therefore, banned young men from marriage! A catholic priest called Valentine felt sorry for them and got them married in secret. Of course, he was caught and beheaded for his crimes! And so, the martyr was assigned an annual day of remembrance!
We could write pages on the many other theories for Valentine’s day! But let’s focus, instead, on contemporary practices around the world that are centered on expressing love…read on!
Valentine’s Day Traditions Around the World:
Infographic by – Chennai Online Florist