Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th across the globe. On this day, all the lovers in the world express their feelings and remember Saint Valentine. Lovers give cards, chocolates, exchange gifts, flowers and express their feelings. In Nagpur city also markets are witnessed rush as the youngsters are busy in selecting gifts for the loved ones.
Nobody really knows how Valentine’s Day began. Several legends are associated with Valentine’s Day. One of them is Valentine’s Day is named after a person and his name was Saint Valentine. According to the legend, the story of this loving day is not filled with love. It is about a confrontation between a saint valentine and a cruel king. Saint Valentine was a priest in Rome and served during third century. That time there was a cruel king named Claudius II.
It is said that he was against love affairs and marriage. He believed that by love or marriage, soldiers forget their goals and the married man is always worried about what will happen to his family after his death. Due to this concern, he is unable to pay full attention to the battle. Keeping this in mind, King Claudius announced that no soldier of his kingdom will marry and anyone who did not listen to him will be punished severely. All the soldiers were unhappy with this decision of the king but there was a saint in Rome named Valentine who did not accept the decision of the king. He started marrying the soldiers by hiding from the king. When King Claudius got the news, he sentenced Saint Valentine to death.