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Valentine’s Day celebration

Valentine’s Day ideas
Valentine's Day is one of the most popular holidays all over the World. Almost everybody celebrates it, but few knows about the origin of Valentine's Day. Thus, here we would like briefly describe the origin of Valentines's Day and its most interesting facts.

History of Valentine’s DayToday Valentine's Day is a full of love, happiness, and politeness holiday, but it was not as remarkable at the beginning. The history starts in ancient Rome where from February 13 till 15 was the feast of Lupercalia when men whipped women with the hides of animals they had just killed. Furthermore, women did it with pleasure because they thought it would make them fertile.
Also, the origin name of the holiday comes from the name of Valentine who was killed by the Emperor Claudius II in the third century. Later, in the fifth century, Pope Gelasius I made this holiday more Christian, and it became a day of fertile and love. The Normans had a similar fest called Galatin's Day which meant "lover of women.”

The understanding of Valentine's Day changed in the XVI century when Shakespeare and Chaucer filled it with more love and politeness to women and vice versa. It became popular to make such gifts as handmade paper heart cards, flowers, etc. In the XX century, this festival became even more widespread. Due to the industrial revolution and appearance of many factories, it became possible to produce valentine cards in a stupendous amount. Very soon the fest turned into a profitable business. Hundreds of thousands of people who were in love bought love postcards for their second halves. Last year sales reached almost eighteen billion dollars. You have to realize that we turned this fest into business. There is also another alternative, various ways how you can celebrate this holiday. For instance, cook the most favorite dish, go to travel, make something together, etc. Just try to be creative and think how to make this Valentine's Day unforgettable for you.