Valentines Day

Valentines Day is celebrated in honour of Saint Valentine who was a Saint that would secretly marry young couples at the time when it was illegal. The ruling emperor at the time did not allow for marriage as this would interfere and deter soldiers fighting in wars. It wasn't until the 14th century that this day became more of a courting day for lovers and Saint Valentine was used as a symbol of what he fought for so many years before. For many years red roses have been used to symbolize Valentines Day. Young and old couples will traditionally send roses to their partners as a sign of their love.