Valentine´s day is a Chistian holiday celebrated on February 14 for the  work carried by Valentine.

In ancient times, a festival called Lupercalia was celebrated on this day. During this festival,women were expected to be hit by a whip made of goatskin and dog skin. In 496,pope Gelasio 1 prohibited the celebration of Lupercalia and established the February 14 as Valentine´s day. In 1382,Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a poem which Valentine´s day is mentioned for the first time as a day of celebration for lovers.From that poem,this festivity is considered as a day dedicated to love.

Ainhoa Chen