Where did Valentines Day come from?

Valentines Day is right around the corner, come celebrate with us at our Galentines Day party!  Valentines Day is all about romance but Galentines Day is about ladies celebrating ladies.  Bring all of your lady friends and mingle with some new ones over cocktails and shopping.  An added bonus: 20% of all proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.  What could be better than hanging out with all of your BFF’s and supporting a great cause. We celebrate Valentines every year with our loved ones, but do we really know where this holiday came from? The history of Saint Valentine is a little mysterious and there are a few theories about how this ancient ritual came to be.  One legend states that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome, where Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage of young men because single men made better soldiers. Valentine defied Claudius and performed marriages for young lovers in secret, which led to him being put to death. According to another legend, while Valentine was imprisoned he sent the first valentine greeting to a woman that he fell in love with.  He signed the letter “From your Valentine”, which is an expression that is still used today.  Some believe Valentines Day is celebrated in February to honor the anniversary of Saint Valentines Death.  Others believe it is because of the Lupercalia Fertility Festival that was celebrated by Romans.  Americans began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s, and in the 1840s Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America.  According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year.  In the spirit of Saint Valentine, come hang out with us! We have a ton of gift ideas for your loved ones or treat yourself this year.

 

Party Details:

Time:7:00 PM-10:00PM

Location: 1001 N Damen Ave  

Galentines Day

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