The Feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 to be celebrated on February 14 in honour of Saint Valentine of Rome, who died on that date in AD 269.
How did Valentines Day start?
The ancient Romans may also be responsible for the name of our modern day of love. Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentines Day.
Who first declared Valentines Day?
Pope Gelasius Lupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity but was outlawed—as it was deemed “un-Christian”—at the end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentines Day. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love.
What is the meaning of Valentine in the Bible?
The Bible says, for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son… It is a time of giving. Valentine reminds us of the gift of God to mankind and true love of God in our hearts. That we have to also love the way God loves. God loves unconditionally and sacrificially, as He loves till the very end.
Why is Valentines Day hated?
UNNECESSARY ATTENTION: Probably the foremost reasons which get to a majority of V-day haters is the unnecessary attention this day gets. People wish to take a day off on this day and celebrate love. While it may be a celebration of love for many, it is not a festival or a noble day which requires a day off.
What Bible says about Valentine?
1 John 4:7-12. Dear friends: let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.