5 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Valentine’s Day !

VenueMonk Blog

Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance. That’s what Valentine’s Day is all about, right?

Well, probably not! It’s actually much more than that. So, VenueMonk brings you some interesting facts about Valentine’s Day that you definitely had no idea about. Have a look:

1. Origin

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The origin of this lover’s day goes back as early as 270 A.D and is believed to commemorate the anniversary of St. Valentine’s death. St Valentine, a Roman priest was martyred on or around February 14. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. 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.

2. A Pagan festival in February

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The pagan celebration of Lupercalia was celebrated on…

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