Valentine’s Day

Published By UNNGOF |  January 22, 2024

Valentine’s Day began as a Christian day to remember Saint Valentine, a martyr who lived during the 3rd century. According to legend, Saint Valentine was executed for secretly marrying couples who were forbidden to wed during the Roman Empire. Because of this the day has become associated with romantic love, a tradition which has spread worldwide in the last hundred years. Every country has slightly different Valentine’s Day traditions, but many involve the giving of gifts and spending time with loved ones and sometimes friends.