History Tuesday (a day late because that's how things are this week 🙄😉): Do you know how Valentine's Day began? 💕Ancient Romans celebrated Lupercalia on February 15th. This holiday was a festival of fertility dedicated to their god of agriculture and the Roman founders. 💕The Pope declared February 14th St Valentine's Day in the 5th century 💕St Valentine is a man of mystery. He could have been a third century priest who continued to marry young lovers even after the Emperor outlawed marriage in order to have better soldiers. 💕Or he could have been someone who help Christians to escape Roman prisons where they were abused and tortured. 💕Or he was possibly a prisoner who sent the first valentine after he fell in love with a young girl (possibly the jailer's daughter) 💕The oldest known valentine dates back to 1415 and was from Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned. 💕Valentine's Day continued to grow into the commercial holiday it is today. 💕Now you know! Happy Valentine's Day!