With our main winter holidays already over, the next national holiday we get to look forward to is Valentine’s Day, so in honor of it coming up let’s take a look at fun facts about Valentine’s Day. While Valentine’s Day is thought to be specifically designated for couples to celebrate their love, we also use this holiday as a way to show our friends, family and even pets how much we love them. It is a beautiful day filled with love and romance, so as women how can we not enjoy it? So let’s take a look at some of the interesting facts about Valentine’s Day.
1. Origin of Valentine’s Day
While there are many different versions of how Valentine’s Day came about, the one that I am going to talk about takes place during the reign of Claudius II, 270 A.D. Claudius was against his men getting married during wartime because he believed that they were stronger and more capable of fighting when single. However, Bishop Valentine went against Claudius and married couples in secret. For this crime, he was jailed and then executed on February 14 but before his death, he wrote a love letter and signed it using these words “From You Valentine”! This is just one of the many interesting facts about Valentine’s Day, so keep on reading.