Valentine’s Day is upon us, and all of you in relationships will no doubt spend the day being loving towards each other, giving each other cards and presents, and making sweet love after a few glasses of wine.
But how did Valentine’s Day originate?
Valentine’s isn’t actually a Hallmark holiday, as in one invented in recent times purely to sell cards and gifts under the pretense of being a long-standing, well-established day. But it sometimes feels like that as the need to give comes from all angles.
This video gives a potted history of Valentine’s Day, although there is some dispute about the exact origins. What’s clear is it began life as a pagan festival before being adopted by the Church. Just like Christmas, Easter, and every other important holiday then.