The Origins Of Valentine´s Day

Margot Silberman, Editior

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day? More commonly known as Valentine’s Day. Surprisingly the love based holiday has been celebrated since some time during 5th century BC. Before that there was a Roman holiday called Lupercalia which was celebrated from 3rd century BC to 5th century BC, and Valentine’s Day was created shortly after. I interviewed eighth grader, Emma Doyle, about whether or not she knew the origins of Valentine’s Day. She said ¨ I’m not sure. I’ve never really thought about it before. I also asked eighth grader, Mikayla Pinkstaff, she talked about the holiday saying, No, I don’t know the origins of the Valentine’s Day.” When I informed her of the holidays´ history she replied saying, Wow, I had no idea Valentine’s Day had such an old and complex history.” 

I had no idea of how long Valentine’s Day has been celebrated, but now that I know. I’ll definitely have more appreciation for the Holiday. That’s all I’ve got for you today on the topic of Valentine´s Day origins.