'Valentine's Day: 14 February' (156 Words)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

'Valentine's Day' is celebrated on 14th February every year. It is celebrated in the memory of martyrdom of Saint Valentine. Initially the day was celebrated in USA and UK only but now a days 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 its popularity in India day by day. In India, this day got prominence from the year 1992 but now it is much popular among the 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.
 

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