Valentines Day is Thursday, February 14, 2019
Every February 14th, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from?
Dessert Specials in honor of St. Valentine:
Chocolate Decadence Cupcakes accented with a Freshly Dipped Strawberry
[ordered by the 6 pack]
Personalized Jumbo [Name] Heart Shaped Chocolate Decadence Brownie
Hand Dipped Fresh Strawberries [ordered by the bakers dozen]
Pink and White French Macaroons [ordered by the bakers dozen]
The history of Valentines Day-and the story of its patron saint- is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred.
One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men... When Valenitne's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured.
According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first "valentine" greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl- possibly his jailor's daughter-who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed "From your Valentine" an expression that is still in use today.
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