Saint valentine's Day. The origin of this festivity.
He is associated with a tradition of
courtly love since the High Middle
Christianity venerates him on February
Nobody knows exactly who was him.
There are three posibilities:
a) A Christian executed (3rd century).
b) A Christian priest executed (AD 270).
c) A Christian who fell in love staying in
prison (3rd century).
A Christian priest
executed (AD 270)
during the govern of
Claudius II because he
marriages secretly of
This happened when
the emperor needed a
lot of soldiers.
Saint Valentine receives a rosary from
the Virgin, by David Teniers III
He was a Roman
executed because he was
While he was in prison,
he fell in love with the
daughter of the prison
He wrote a letter to her,
After being exhumed from the cemetery in
Via Flaminia, on the initiative of his
disciples, St Valentine was carried to Terni.
Today, it is an
The origin of this Christian festivity is, as much
others, in a pagan festivity known as festival of
Lupercalia was a Roman festivity celebrated on