February 14, every year is celebrated worldwide as Valentine's day or 'lovers' day as some would like to call it. A number of historical tales have been told, as to how this day came to be. The most popular as I found out is the story of a priest, St Valentine.
Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
It is generally believed Valentine's day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of St. Valentine's death or burial.
Well, I guess I can say thank you to St. Valentine for his sacrifice. He's given us one day in a year where we are reminded to appreciate the ones we love. The hustle and bustle of life can sometimes get in the way, but a day like this gives us the opportunity to take a break and be grateful for the ones we love.
Happy Valentine's day to you!
Someone very dear to me once asked me: if you didn't have to be paid for it, what is the one thing you would still do? I said: baking. I love baking cakes. I love creating celebration cakes. It's such a delight for me, and I love sharing that delight. This blog is simply is one of my ways of sharing that delight with you. Welcome on board!