St. Valentines Day - what is the history behind this momentous day?

St. Valentines day, or as many would call it, Valentines day is celebrated on February 14th. Having its origins in a Western Christian feast day honoring two early Saints, one of whom was called Valentinus.

Valentines day is considered a significant, momentous, cultural occasion with its pursuit in the celebration of Love and Romance.

There are many martyrs associated with various Valentines (the martyrs), including a written account of Saint Valentine who was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. According to legend, Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his judge and he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell before his execution. The Feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 to be celebrated on February 14 in honour of the Christian martyr, Saint Valentine of Rome, who died on that date in AD 269.

This being said, there are many different accounts dating far back of the true reason we celebrate Valentines day today.

Back then, people showed their affection with cards and flowers and today, people have gone a step further in adorning their lover's with gifts such as jewellery, diamonds, promise rings and infinity rings. What a good opportunity and date to show your loved one how much you love them by offering them an engagement ring on this special day?

For some, a dinner and nice arrangement of flowers would suffice.

Happy Valentine's from Mineral Trader Group.

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