Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Here is some Valentines Day History for You

Ashlynn Harding, Editor in chief

   Snow is on the ground and love is in the air during the month of February. Valentine’s Day is in just a few days and as most people look for special gifts and goodies for their loved ones, the history is overlooked. 

   The history of Valentine’s Day is over thousands of years old originating from Christian and Roman involving St. Valentine. According to, St. Valentine is a priest who purportedly secretly married couples in defiance of Roman Laws. 

   Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to honor and celebrate the anniversary of Valentine’s death. Today, we know this time of year as the month of romance and love, with the delivery of flowers and chocolates. 

   Flowers, more specifically roses are associated with this day of romance to symbolize fertility, love, marriage and romance. Back in the Victorian era, flowers became a popular source to send secret messages, and now they are given to show appreciation and fondness. 

   Chocolates are given as gifts on Valentine’s day to symbolize love and passion. Britannica says, chocolates have been considered a food of romance since the time of the Aztecs. In the olden days, it was a European tradition to give chocolates to the royalty to show devotion. 

   The history of the valentine mascot Cupid goes back to the ancient gods, according to Roman mythology. The child of the messenger god Mercury and Venus the goddess of Love, Cupid has been declared the unofficial representation of Valentines Day, armed with his bow and arrows to represent the hunt for love and passion. 

   Valentines Day has always had some strong opinions about it, either people go all out, wait for the next day for the sales or completely ignore it all together.

   So as the colder weather blows in, blow those kisses to your loved ones to show how much you care this Valentines day!