The Valentine story by Afolabi Lekan

Posted: February 14, 2014 in ARTICLE

This is a great article to read. It’s about the true story and reason behind Feb14, valentine’s day which is a day for lovers. Many don’t really know the Merlin behind this Arthur. Take a little time to read through and you can boast yourself of knowing the meaning of this day filled with love.

After a thorough research, this brief but detailed article will give you prominent info about Feb14, Valentine’s day.

Numerous early Christian martyrs were named Valentine during the period of A.D 270. Saint Valentine’s day, Feb14 is a sympathetic, heroic and most importantly romantic day.

Claudus II a very cruel military commander of Rome during A.D 270 was recruiting soldiers but got to know that most men didn’t put down their names because of their wives and families. So he made a decree to stop the wedding of young lovers in order to recruit boys.

Saint Valentine defied this decree made by Claudus II and performed marriages for young lovers in secret. He was later caught and dragged before the perfect Rome by Claudus II  and was condemned to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. The sentence was carried out on Feb14, A.D 270.

Legend also has it that while Saint Valentine was in prison, he left a farewell note for the jailer’s daughter who had become his friend and signed it. “From Your Valentine”.

After this romantic journey read so far, Pope Gelasius in 496 AD declared that Feb14 be celebrated as Saint Valentine’s Day. Feb14 became a date for love messages, poems, simple gifts such as flower.

This article is my gift of Valentine to you….Afolabi Lekan—TheFuture

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