This Month in Hispanic Culture
San Valentin/ Valentines Day
There are several theories about the history of Valentine's Day . Some say the origins are in Valentine , a Roman who was martyred for refusing to renounce his Christian faith, and for attempting to help Christians escape the prisons of the Romans, and who died on February 14, AD 269
According to other historical accounts, Valentine would have served as priest in the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius III when the young men decided that should all be soldiers, and forbade the marriage. Valentin would realize the injustice of the decree and would direct the rite of marriage for young couples in secret until discovered by Claudio who would you imprison him for defiance.
According to legend, St. Valentine left a farewell letter to the jailer's daughter who had fallen during his imprisonment, and this letter would be the first love letter valentine. He left the end of the signature "From your Valentine", a firm that converted popular for couples to send cards with Valentine phrases .
In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius decided that February 14 would be the day that would honor St. Valentine .
Gradually the February 14 would becoming a date that was exchanged messages of love and Valentine became the patron of lovers.
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