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History of Valentine's Day and Why We Celebrate

The month of February is almost here which also brings in the day of love and romance, Valentine's Day. We are sure, you all must be looking for unique Valentine's day gifts and ways to express your love and feelings to your special one. We will help you with that too, but before that let's know about the history of this special day, why it is celebrated, when did it started and a lot more.

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Part 1. When did Valentine's Day Start?

Valentine's Day is also known by the name of Feast of Saint Valentine or Saint Valentine's Day. In AD 496, Pope Gelasius I declared that Saint Valentine's Day will be celebrated on 14th February in honor of St. Valentine of Rome as the saint died on the same date on AD 269. Later in the 14th and 15th centuries, the day started getting associated with romantic love, and by the 18th century, it tools the shape of an occasion where couples expressed their love and exchanged gifts. It was in the 19th century that greeting cards for the day were used by couples to express their feelings and love.

Thus, it can be said that the day that started in honor of a Saint, tool shape as a day of the lovers over the period of time.

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Part 2. What is the history of St. Valentine's?

Though many Christian martyrs were named Valentine it is assumed that the day- Valentine's Day refers to a priest named Valentine who was martyred on the same day in 270 CE by Claudius II Gothicus who was a Roman emperor. Another story also reveals that the day is named on St. Valentine of Terni who was a bishop who officiated the weddings of Roman soldiers secretly against the wish of the emperor thus making him popular as a supporter of love. There is also a possibility of both the persons being the same.

Another popular story revolving around the history of Valentine's day is about Pope Gelasius I who is said to replace the Roman festival called - Lupercalia with Valentine's Day.

Part 3. Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?

In the present times, Valentine's Day is celebrated as a day of love. The day is celebrated between the lovers by expressing their affection through love letters, flowers, greeting cards, and other gifts. A lot of people also celebrate this day to express their love for friends, relatives, and near-dear ones.

So all-in-all Valentine's Day can be said as the day of expressing love and affection.

Part 4. Can you say Happy Valentine's Day to anyone? Is it appropriate to wish a friend Happy Valentine's Day?

Yes, you can say and wish Happy Valentine's Day to anyone you love and adore, whether or not he is your spouse or a partner. You can send wishes of this special day to your friend, relative, or any dear one whom you want to express your love and affection.

Part 5. Quick ideas to make your loved ones feel special this Valentine's Day

So now is the turn to let you know about some interesting and quick ideas to make surprise your loved ones this Valentine's Day. Flowers, chocolates, teddies, and other gifts have become a cliché, so why not do something new and interesting? Take the help of the technology this Valentine's Day to shower your love, and feelings and for this, your partner will be a software called - Wondershare UniConverter.

Simple and quick to download, this software will let you take to a creative high and create something interesting for your loved ones. And above all, you don't have to a tech master to use the tool. An idea, a few images, videos, a few simple clicks on the tool, and you are ready with an interesting Valentine's Day gift. So, if you are wondering what all Wondershare can do for you, we will give you an idea. The software comes packed in with multiple tools that can perform interesting functions as listed below.

  • You can create a video where you can virtually take your loved one to visit her favorite places and for this, the background remover tool of the software will be of great help.
  • Using the PIP feature of the webcam recording tool in the software, you can create a video where the favorite video of your partner is playing and in between, you can appear to add some messages or some acts.
  • A special CD for your partner having all her favorite songs can be created using the CD burning tool of the software.
  • Create a unique and interesting GIF for your partner in a few simple steps using the GIF Maker tool of the software.

Besides this, many other creative tasks can be accomplished using versatile tools of Wondershare UniConverter.

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