Every February 14th, the world celebrates their version of Valentine's Day. A day where everyone shows their appreciation to their loved ones. But when did it all start?
One theory suggests that Valentine's Day is derived from the Roman festival Lupercalia. Another theory believes that the Roman Emperor Claudius II forbid his army from marrying. He thought that single men made better warriors. Saint Valentine disagreed with the ban and, in the spirit of love, performed secret marriages. For his disobedience, Saint Valentine was executed on February 14th.
While the origin of Valentine's Day isn't clear, the holiday is seen as a yearly reminder to show how important your loved ones are to you.