Valentines Day is the traditional day for lovers in many countries. • It is celebrated on February 14.
Nobody is certain about the origin of Valentines Day as a day for lovers. • It corresponds to the Saint’s Day for St. Valentine.
St. Valentine lived in the Roman Empire in the third century A.D. • At that time, Emperor Claudius the Second had forbidden marriages.
Valentine continued to perform marriages in secret. • He was caught and executed in A.D. 270.
During the Middle Ages, people began to use the day as a celebration for lovers.
Today, it is customary for children to exchange Valentines cards at school. • Some also give gifts of flowers or candy to their Valentines.