A Historical Look at Saint Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day card. 1881 Valentine's Day card featuring montage of illustrations. Source: (#523889036 Getty Image)

Valentine’s Day is, for most people, a day to celebrate the loved ones in their life. But where did Valentine’s Day originate and how did we come to celebrate a particular day in honor of our loved ones? And who is St. Valentine anyway?

Just like at Christmas, people exchange cards and gifts in celebration of this day but in some places around the world, they do not. India is one such place where there are those who do while others do not. According to some “Indians,” it is not part of their culture.