February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between
loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.
origin of Valentine's Day had various stories. Some say that it originated from
St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity.
He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries.
Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter,
who had become his friend, and signed it "From Your Valentine". Other
aspects of the story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple
during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying
him. In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine.
February 14 became the date for exchanging love messages and St. Valentine became
the patron saint of lovers. The date was marked by sending poems and simple gifts
such as flowers. The Indians have also embraced this day in the last decade as
special day to express their love to their sweethearts. (Source: http://www.pictureframes.co.uk/pages/saint_valentine.htm
ahead and express your love to your Loved One. Happy Valentines.