Valentine’s Day’s unfamiliar history reveals its true meaning

While Valentine’s Day has been celebrated throughout the years, the origin of this holiday had been lost. Many students were unaware about the history of Valentine’s Day.

“Valentine’s Day is a day that means love and caring for someone, and it is a special holiday to pamper them with gifts,” Sienna Arce, eighth grade band major said. 

Nowadays, the holiday’s meaning had changed. Besides being a romantic holiday, it could mean different things in different religions. Valentine’s Day was considered a Pagan festival about fertility and growth, according to history.com.

Saint Valentine was a priest helped Christian couples get married. He’s also the patron saint of engaged couples and happy marriages, according to history.com.

Cupid was one of the most recognizable figures of Valentine’s Day. Some other popular symbols of Valentine’s Day included doves, which symbolize love, peace, and good messages, as well as roses which symbolize romance, beauty, and courage.