Valentine’s Day is next week and it means something different to everyone. For some, it is a tough holiday to get through and for others, it is one that brings great joy.
“Valentine’s Day is an exciting holiday for me,” said junior Christian Kline. “While I know it may be tough for people who don’t have someone, it can still be celebrated in a special way.”
The holiday, officially known as the Feast of St. Valentine, has been celebrated for generations and often consists of couples gifting chocolates and flowers to one another. The holiday is associated with hearts and Cupid, the Greek mythological god of love.
Scholars trace the holiday back to ancient Rome, around the year 200 AD.
“I think it’s a special holiday to most people,” said junior Dan Weimer. “It reminds us of love and togetherness.”
By the time of the Middle Ages, St. Valentine had become one of the most popular saints in England and France.
“I plan to spend Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend. We really enjoy the holiday,” said Stephano Petrucelli. “It is a day where my girlfriend and I can find time in our busy schedules to see each other and reconnect.”