On February 14th it's time again. People celebrate Valentine's Day in countless countries around the world. The meaning of Valentine's Day is relatively clear. Lovers show each other (in the best case) with flowers, chocolate or other attention how important the other is for them.
But the actual question is why are we celebrating Valentine's Day?
There are many theories about the origin of Valentine's Day. They range from a Roman patron goddess, who probably served as the women's oracle for choosing the right partner, to a medieval festival where a young man and a girl were randomly chosen to spend the day together.
The best-known legend, however, probably goes back to Bishop Valentin of Terni. Legend has it that he performed Christian weddings in the 3rd century A.D., although this was forbidden by the current emperor.
He is said to have presented them with flowers from his garden as a sign of marriage.
If we stick to this story, the name would be clear. The question still remains why Valentine's Day takes place on 14 February.
The answer is as simple as it is bizarre. As a punishment for practicing his Christian faith, the bishop was executed on 14 February 269.
Whatever story you believe in now, we wish you a happy Valentine's Day with your loved one!
Your Kapten Crew ⚓