A brief history of the origin of Valentines Day celebrations in Europe.
The European folk traditions connected with Saint Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day have become marginalized, by the modern Anglo-American customs connecting the day with romantic love.
But there are still some remaining associations connecting the saint with the advent of spring.
While the custom of sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts originated in the UK; Valentine’s Day still remains connected with various regional customs in England.
In Norfolk, a character called ‘Jack’ Valentine knocks on the rear door of houses leaving sweets and presents for children.
Although he was leaving treats, many children were still scared of this mystical person.
Valentine’s Day celebrations in Europe and customs developed in early modern England and spread throughout the Anglosphere in the 19th century.
In the later 20th and early 21st centuries, these customs have also spread to other countries along with other aspects of American pop culture.
However, its impact so far has been rather more limited than that of Halloween, or of US pop-culture inspired aspects of Christmas (such as Santa Claus). (Information courtesy of Wikipedia).
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