‘Valentine’s Day ‘ is celebrated on 14th February every year. It is celebrated in memory of the martyrdom of Saint Valentine. Initially, the day was celebrated in USA and UK only but nowadays it is celebrated in many countries around the world.
Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14. One of the most popular stories says that Saint Valentine was imprisoned. During his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. Before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed ‘Your Valentine. Therefore, the day is celebrated in remembrance of the martyrdom of the priest for love.
Valentine’s Day is gaining popularity in India day by day. In India, this day got prominence in the year 1992 but now it is much more popular among young lovers in India. Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.