The Meaning of Valentine’s Day

This day was thought to be celebrated only by the Catholics at first, but it is gaining its popularity around the world year by year.  Usually this is the day when women surprise their loved one by wearing beautiful lingerie and stockings, usually red in colour.  This can explain the trend in stores to stock up on all different kinds of red hosiery!

Valentine’s Day has its origins in Victorian England and the story is not as cheerful as we know the holiday today.  St. Valentine is a Saint because according to the legends he had to make various types of sacrifices in the name of love.

To this very day, as the old song says it, “love don’t come easy”.  But let’s take one day in a year and reap the rewards of being in love.

by Liz, Canada

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