More than 2,000 years ago, there was a festival in Rome every year on 15th February called “Lupercalia”. The Christians later changed the name of the festival to honor a Christian Saint named Saint Valentine, and changed the date to 14th February, the day Saint Valentine died.
It was believed to be the date when the bird first began to mate after the winter season and for that reason they kept the holiday in honor of love.
Valentine’s Day is a special day when every boy can say “I love you” to his girl friend. It’s also the day when children gave valentine card to all their friends, parents and teachers. A husband gives his wife a lovely card or a bouquet of flowers or a bag of candy.
Valentine cards are usually made of red and white paper in the shape of heart with poem inside. On Valentine’s Day every classroom has a Valentine Party. The Cupid with his arrows is the symbol of a Valentine’s.
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