In many countries this holiday is almost as popular as Christmas or New Year. To prepare it in advance with particular trepidation, waiting impatiently for a great mystery. The reason is quite simple - a celebration of all love, and love - is the most wonderful and magical feeling that only you can feel. Doubt that there are at least someone who disagree with us. A few facts from the history of the holiday, which is it turned out, far from being universally recognized, and not at all times. How it all began? Thus, the third century ad, during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius ii - it was quite cruel time, when the war was a fundamental element in the existence of nations.
To the soldiers were thinking only about what they do and not be distracted by sentiment, love and care of the family, the emperor forbade the marriage. But human nature and feelings prevail over political mores and taboos. Assistant lover became a priest named Valentine, who saw the purpose of its existence, the ministry of love: write and send love letters and flowers to the ladies of the heart "to order", as well as secretly crowned legionnaires with their lovers. Naturally, the emperor declared him a professional and ordered the execution. In parting, Valentine wrote a letter of his beloved (the warden's daughter) in verse, which described the their feelings. In fact, this letter was a prototype of modern and all your favorite cards, "valentines".