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The Very Unromantic History of Valentine’s Day

AFRICANGLOBE - The origin of Valentine’s Day has nothing to do with love and everything to do with “torturous martyrdom.” Originally, the feast day of St. Valentine remembered two 3rd century martyrs by the name of Valentine who were elevated to sainthood in the early middle ages. Both Valentines—one the Bishop of Terni and the other a priest in Rome—were allegedly decapitated by their persecutors on February 14.
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