What is Valentine's Day? Every year in February, there is a day specified to dedicated love to dear ones. It is celebrated annually on February 14th and is known as Valentine's Day. We celebrate it every year but have you ever wondered what the actual date is all about? Let's take a look! There are many stories that narrate the incidents that happened on the 14th of February. The most accountable story says that there was a Saint Valentine who was imprisoned by Emperor Claudius for officiating marriage illegally among soldiers. Emperor Claudius believed that marriage distracted soldiers from their duties. Legend says that before being executed, he wrote a letter to the daughter of his jailer, Julia, and signed it with “Your Valentine.” It is believed that he was buried on 14th February and Julia planted almond and pink blossoms beside his grave as a symbol of lasting friendship and love. Valentine's Day is also referred to as Saint Valentine's Day. In some parts of the world, it is also called Feast Saint Valentine. It originates from Christian feast day to honor one or maybe more early saints named Valentinus. This is why it is celebrated throughout the world as a significant religious, cultural and commercial festivity of love where people give their loved ones flowers, confectionery and greeting cards.
What a great assortment of Valentine's Day worksheets you can find here. They contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the holiday celebration, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. Always observed on the 14th day of February, this holiday has been around since the 18th century. Contrary to popular belief, card and flower companies did not invent this holiday.