Valentines day do you know why it's celebrated?
January 29, 2007 8:02pm CST
I never knew until now? Did you or do you have a more romantic reason?Valentine's Day In 391AD, Emperor Theodosius I declared Christianity as the official religion of the Rome. The fertility festival was celebrated until 496AD when Pope Gelasius replaced it with a similar celebration. For patron saint of the celebration, he chose the "lovers" saint, St Valentine. He also moved the date of the celebration from the 15 February to the date of St Valentine's death, 14 February. Through the centuries, Valentines Day became to be remembered more as the festival of love instead of a religious day. In 1969 it was dropped from the Roman Catholic calendar as a designated feast day.
30 Jan 07
I knew it was something to do with Christians changing it, but didn't know the exact story. There are many holidays we celebrate today that started off as something else until Christians attempted to change it. However the original traditions still remain. Such as Easter still has the eggs and bunny, from the original pagan holiday it started off as. Then Christmas has the Christmas tree which came from the original pagan holiday as well.
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