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The History of Valentine’s Day

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Nowadays we celebrate Valentine’s Day as a day full of love. Getting your significant other special little gifts, roses and flowers all over, and love all through the air, but do you know the history behind Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day, also referred to as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine originally came about when there was a Christian feast honoring Valentine, a martyred man, or someone who is killed for their beliefs. This became very significant in religious, cultural, and commercial acknowledgment of love.

Valentine’s Day since then has completely changed. Ancient Greeks and Romans would use birds to predict a woman’s husband. The first bird a woman saw would describe her husband, for instance, a swan meant she’d marry a loyal man. Nowadays we celebrate with flowers, chocolate, cards, teddy bears, and jewelry. 

Cupid is a religious part of Valentine’s Day, he carries two different types of arrows; one with a golden point and the other with a lead point. The golden point fills the person with love and desire, while the lead one fills the person with the desire to leave.

There are still ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a single person. You can do things that are all about you. Things you enjoy. Self-love. Take time and plan your day around things you love and things you want to do, try new things, and maybe start journaling. Do things that require just you. You don’t need to have a person to celebrate with.

Valentine’s Day is important no matter if you do it on your own or if you are with someone.

Valentine’s Day is an important holiday that a lot of people celebrate for religious reasons, but also the most important is to celebrate any kind of love. Your own or someone else’s. 

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Stinger Staff!

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