The history of Valentine’s Day

Mia Broussard, Reporter

Have you ever wondered if Valentine’s Day is just a holiday made up by hallmark to promote buying their cards and chocolate or does it actually have a history? In fact, there are many myths about Valentines Day, one of them being that St. Valentine was a priest and he believed that single men made better soldiers, so he outlawed the marriage of young men in Rome, because of this a priest called Claudius started to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.

The ancient Romans may also be responsible for the name that is our modern day of love. Emperor Claudius II executed two men. both named Valentine on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. . To honor the Valentines we celebrate this holiday full of love.  So all in all no one is quite sure what Valentine’s Day originates from but it is still one of the best days of the year to buy chocolates and flowers for your loved one.