VALENTINES DAY : Day For Lovers
History of Valentines Day
February has long been a month of romance. St. Valentine's Day contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. According to legend, Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
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