Thursday, February 14, 2013

Behind the Myth: Valentine's Day

      Considering the amount of people complaining about the fact that they don't have a significant other on Valentine's Day, I have decided that it should be noted that Valentine's Day is not that big a deal.  According to Wikipedia:

St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote her a letter "from your Valentine" as a farewell.

So, when you complain, remember that today is really about a Christian martyr.

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