Why is Valentine’s Day celebrated on February 14th?

Why is Valentine’s Day celebrated on February 14th? According to the Library of Congress, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14, though the date might have ties to the ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia.

Why is Valentine’s Day celebrated on February 14th?

Why is Valentine's Day celebrated on February 14th? According to the Library of Congress, it's hard to pinpoint exactly why Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14, though the date might have ties to the ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia.

Sweethearts who want to keep their relationships running strong know that Valentine’s Day is celebrated each year on February 14. But even the most ardent Valentine’s Day enthusiast might not know just why this day designed for lovers to express their affections for one another is celebrated in mid-February. According to the Library of Congress, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14, though the date might have ties to the ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia.

Lupercalia was a spring festival celebrated each year on February 15. The holiday was moved to February 14 after the spread of Christianity. The Christian faith had several early martyrs named Valentine, and each of them was celebrated with a saint day on February 14. But the unique history of Valentine’s Day and its association with February 14 as well as its romantic sentiments does not end there. The Library of Congress also notes that, in the Middle Ages, people believed birds selected their mates on February 14. As a result, it was not uncommon for lovers to recite prose to one another on this date.

Find out why is Valentine's Day celebrated on February 14th. #ValentinesDay #February14 Click To Tweet

Check out these Valentine Related Blog Post:

Check out these Valentine Related Blog Post:

Below are some Valentine Blog posts you might want to check out. Check back often, as this list may be added to.

  1. 40+ Christian Pick Up Lines
  2. A-Z of Valentine’s Day
  3. Candy Hearts, Popular candies share sweet words of love
  4. Happy Valentine’s Day
  5. Hearts and Valentine’s Day are forever intertwined
  6. History of Kissing
  7. How Chocolate Became Tied to Valentine’s Day
  8. How did “XO” come to symbolize kisses and hugs?
  9. Origins of the Heart-Shaped Chocolate Box
  10. Penny Date
  11. Purse Puzzles
  12. Types of Chocolates
  13. Valentine in John 3:16
  14. Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around the World
  15. Valentine’s Day Quiz Printable
  16. Who is St. Valentine?
  17. Why is Valentine’s Day Celebrated on February 14th?

Article compliments of MetroCreative. TF192702 – First published February 14, 2019. Last updated or republished January 25, 2021.

by clicking on the random post button above, you will be taken to a totally random blog post!

Subscribe To Courageous Christian Father!

Don’t miss any blog posts! Subscribe today! You can subscribe via WordPress or by entering your email! Thank you!

Follow Courageous Christian Father on WordPress.com

Join 5,902 other subscribers

Don’t forget to also share blog posts you love on your favorite social media too! Thank you! Sharing is caring!

Follow on Social Media

Below are some examples of blog entries from all blogs that I do. (Courageous Christian FatherSteve Sews Stuff and SteveZ DesignZ). 

  • How Memorial Day and Veterans Day differ from each otherHow Memorial Day and Veterans Day differ from each other
    Memorial Day and Veterans Day each honor the military, though the two holidays are not the same. Never tell a veteran Happy Memorial Day! How Memorial Day and Veterans Day differ from each other appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. Read the full article at How Memorial Day and Veterans… Read more »
  • 3 Memorial Day weekend travel tips3 Memorial Day weekend travel tips
    Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Often referred to as "the unofficial beginning of summer," Memorial Day and the weekend that precedes it has become synonymous with beach trips and backyard barbecues. Travelers who want to avoid traffic jams and ensure their weekends… Read more »
  • Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Uvalde, Texas, after 19 children killed in school shootingBilly Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Uvalde, Texas, after 19 children killed in school shooting
    Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Uvalde, Texas, after 19 children killed in school shooting. #Uvalde #UvaldeTX Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Uvalde, Texas, after 19 children killed in school shooting appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. Read the full article at Billy Graham Rapid… Read more »
  • Happy Memorial DayHappy Memorial Day
    Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to those men and women who died to protect our freedoms. Plus. Special shoutout to One that shed His blood for our ultimate freedom ... Jesus! #MemorialDay Happy Memorial Day appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. Read the full article at Happy Memorial Day ©2004-2022… Read more »
  • I InkedI Inked
    I Inked - I think Pearl from Finding Nemo got into our printer at work … I Inked #IInked #Pearl #FindingNemo #Inked #ricoh #ricohprinter
Somehow toner squirted on that one print. #printing #graphic design The post I Inked appeared first on SteveZ DesignZ. Read more »
  • Acronym for Father PrintableAcronym for Father Printable
    Christian acronym for the word "Father". It is done like a free verse acrostic poem. You can even download a free version! Written by Steve Patterson. #Father #Dad #FathersDay #DadsAreAwesome #FatherAcronym Acronym for Father Printable appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. Read the full article at Acronym for Father Printable… Read more »
  • The Leaning Barn – propping me up on the leaning sideThe Leaning Barn – propping me up on the leaning side
    The Leaning Barn - propping me up on the leaning side - “A pastor of a small church would occasionally call on one gentleman to pray, and every time this one particular guy would pray, he would end with the strangest statement, “And, oh Lord, prop us up on our… Read more »
  • Born again not born againstBorn again not born against
    Born again not born against - You are either born again or not! If you are born again you are saved and have eternal life with Christ in Heaven. If you are not born again, born against, you are not saved and will spend eternity in torment and punishment (separated… Read more »
  • Gas pricesGas prices
    Gas prices funny - These gas prices are probably the reason the armies in the Book of Revelation are riding horses.#gasprices Gas prices appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. Read the full article at Gas prices ©2004-2022 by Steve Patterson Steve Patterson of Courageous Christian Father. Courageous Christian Father -… Read more »
  • Don’t wait for the hearse to take you to churchDon’t wait for the hearse to take you to church
    Don’t wait for the hearse to take you to church by then it’s too late! #church #bgbg2 #hearse Don’t wait for the hearse to take you to church appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. Read the full article at Don’t wait for the hearse to take you to church ©2004-2022… Read more »
  • What we see often depends on what we are looking forWhat we see often depends on what we are looking for
    What we see often depends on what we are looking for What we see often depends on what we are looking for appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. Read the full article at What we see often depends on what we are looking for ©2004-2022 by Steve Patterson Steve Patterson… Read more »
  • StrippingStripping
    Stripping an old school printing Were you prep a negative to have a plate made in order to put on an offset press (strip and plate making). #stripping #stripandplatemaking The post Stripping appeared first on SteveZ DesignZ. Read more »

Thank You For Reading!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

1 thought on “Why is Valentine’s Day celebrated on February 14th?

  1. The history of Valentine’s Day and the story of its patron saint is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.

Feel free to share your comment! Thank you!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.