History of Valentine’s Day

It's world-renowned as the day of love and all things soppy. But where did it come from?


February 14th – Valentine’s Day. A day some fear as they run around buying last-minute gifts for their significant others, while others cringe as they have to scroll through thousands of soppy, romantic posts on social media. Regardless of how you spend the day, I’m sure at some point you must have wondered “wait, where exactly did this tradition come from?” Well, dear reader, just as we went back in time to learn the history of the Advent Calendar, let us rewind the clock to find out the origins of the day of love – Valentine’s Day.


 

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Sam Kenealy

Sam is a member of the Students Association staff team.

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