Valentine’s Day is important

Christopher Denkovich, Features Editor

 

Valentine’s Day is by far one of the most important days on the calendar. Valentine’s Day is a great way for couples new and old to share their appreciation of one another. On Valentine’s Day it is customary to buy your significant other a gift such as a stuffed animal, flowers, or chocolates but sometimes making a gift can be just as or more special than a store-bought gift. Valentine’s Day is a special day because it is one day a year that is specifically devoted to showing how much you care about your partner.

Valentines Day was originally called the Lupercalia festival, The festival was celebrated in the middle of February. During the festival, they would have a lottery pulled at random that decides who they would get the right to marry. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day. St. Valentine was a Roman priest and physician who was killed for announcing his religious beliefs during the persecution of Christians by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus.  Valentine’s Day has been important to society since the 14th century and is a holiday we will celebrate for centuries to come.