Valentine’s Day History
Observed on the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day is a day for all the lovers in the world to express their love for one another by offering flowers, sending greetings cards and exchanging gifts and confectionery.
This most intimate day of the year goes back to the High Middle Ages (often in reference to romantic love) when the tradition of courtly love flourished. Courtly love was a medieval Europe conception of love based on chivalry and nobility. Then, in the 18th century, it slowly evolved into the Valentine’s we know today.
In the early 19th century, handwritten letters were given to admired ones. Not only adults but children once received Valentine’s symbols, typically heart-shaped keys, to unlock the giver’s heart.
This year’s Valentine’s Day will be no exception. What will you do to mark the occasion with your loved ones?
Download our poster on how to say I love you in five romantic languages.
And learn how to pronounce them in many other languages for your Valentine.
The STAR Team