February 14th is the day of love and friendship. Photo: Cuartoscuro
He 14th of February, Valentine's Dayalso known as Day of love and friendship, It is one of the most popular dates to show affection to loved ones and it is common to give them a gift, whether they are friends or partners.
But why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?
The origin of the celebration of 14th of February goes back to 3rd century in Rome. It is said that it was in the time of the emperor Claudius II The Marriages between young people was forbiddensince the emperor believed that they were unmarried young men best soldiers.
Although it was an order from the emperor, Valentine, a priest of that timeHe decided to disobey her and started doing so Secretly celebrate the wedding of young lovers.
However, the priest Valentine's disobedience reached the ears Claudius IIwho, when he found out, ordered carry out for the cure He February 14, 270, accused by rEbeldia and disobedience.
For this reason, Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day, is celebrated on February 14th every year. Valentine's Dayin memory of the father who, despite the emperor's orders, decided to support the young lovers and bless them with the sacrament of marriage.
Countries that celebrate February 14th
Although Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th, there are some countries that do not celebrate it on this day. Some of the nations that will have long tablecloths on this day are:
- Puerto Rico
In these countries it is common to spend this Valentine's Day with your partner or friends, in addition to giving one or another gift.