[Saint Valentine’s Day] February 14th

Saint Valentine’s Day

On February 14th we celebrate Valentine’s Day. This holiday began in Europe and has been celebrated for over a thousand  years, though it was not always about love. The original meaning of the holiday was to celebrate the sacrifice of two Catholic heroes, Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni. These days we celebrate the Holiday of Love with hearts, cards, flowers and chocolates. Traditional colors associated with Valentine’s Day are Red, Pink, and White. One symbol of Valentine’s Day is Cupid with his bow and arrow. Valentine’s Day has grown to be popular throughout the world and is celebrated by happy couples everywhere.

Fun Facts

  • Roses are traditional gifts given for Valentine’s Day. Did you know that every color of a rose has a different meaning?

    Red = Romantic Love and Beauty, Pink = Nice, Gentle, Beginning of Relationships, White = Long Lasting Love and Deep Friendship, and Yellow = Happiness and Good Health
  • A simple common poem related to Valentine’s Day is:

    Roses are red. Violets are blue. Sugar is sweet and so are you!