when is valentine's day 2021 -Friday, February 5, 2021
We should not expect a clear story about this day’s origin as there are several stories being told about how they chose the February 14th as the Valentine’s day and also, there are several persons in the history named Valentine whom these stories could be referred to. The first myth is about a priest who lived in about 270 CE and was martyred by the order of the emperor of that time, Claudius II Gothicus. It is said that he had sent a letter to his jailer’s daughter and signed it in the end “from your Valentine”, the same quote that is being used by lovers today. The lady had been visiting him in jail and according to legend, she was suffering from blindness and was healed by the priest. The other story includes another priest named Valentine who served during the third century in Rome. There was a time when Emperor Claudius II came to the decision that single men fight better at wars than the ones with wives and family and as a result, outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine couldn’t accept the injustice of the decree and continued performing marriages for young lovers in secret without considering the order of Claudius. He was then martyred by the order of Claudius when his actions were discovered.