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Valentine’s Day, the loveliest day of the year. Valentine’s day always appears on February 14, and causes most children to be born in November. Valentine’s Day was actually first celebrated in the year of 496! Valentine’s day wasn’t always called this way, It was called Saint Valentine’s Day or Feast of Saint Valentine.

Although, some people believe that Valentine’s Day was a way to ‘Christianize’ Lupercalia. Said holiday belonged to the pagan people as a festival in Rome that was “Way more bloody, violent, and sexually charged celebration with an animal sacrifice, random matchmaking and coupling in hopes of warding off evil spirits and infertility.” -The History Channel

While Lupercalia was celebrated on February 15th in the 3rd Century BCE, Valentine’s Day is on February 14th, due to Lupercalia being ‘un-Christian” at the end of the 5th century, the certain holiday in Rome, initially survived the rise of Christianity it was shunned eventually. Lupercalia had gone from a work of art to a lump of mud in a couple decades.

Saint Valentine was a man who is shrouded by mystery but the most common tale of his is that he was a man who was executed by the Roman Emperor Claduis II after being caught for assisting imprisoned Christians and secretly marrying Christians in love. There was also another story based on Valentine tutoring a blind girl and after praying with her God restored her sight, so while on the eve of his execution he left a note for the girl that said “From your Valentine.”

In lovely sacrifice, Valentine’s Day has quite the history from stories of the the tale of Saint Valentine to stories and tales about what was celebrated before Valentine’s Day, People really do hope love lasts forever.