Love is one of the strongest emotions placed in the heart of man – it is a power that can ruin or redeem a life- that can bring joy or painful heartbreak.
Today as the world celebrates this emotion on Valentine’s Day, we see hearts of all sizes and shapes all around, hearts of chocolate and satin. O Yes! It’s Valentines! The day of hearts, red roses, poetry, candies and above all – Love!
According to legend and the Encyclopedia Britannica, he signed a letter to his jailer’s daughter whom he had fallen in love with “from your Valentine”. Saint Valentine was killed in 270 A.D. by Roman emperor Claudius II Gothicus during the prosecution of Christians.
The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.
This day has become a tradition across the world and Pakistan is also deeply influenced by the day. For florists, Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest business days of the year.