On February 15th the Romans held the Feast of Lupercalia. On the evening before the feast was held, the young boys and girls would participate in a custom that involved drawing names. Young men would draw the name of a girl from a jar and they would be partnered until the festival was over, sometimes the pairing would last for a year and often the pair would fall in love and get married.
They took it upon themselves to secretly marry couples who could not stay apart. When Claudius II was informed of these secret marriages he ordered Saint Valentine to be apprehended and dragged him before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death. This act of violence took place on February 14th. It was then that the pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome worked to substitute names of saints for the feasts that commonly took place throughout the year. This is how the Lupercalia feast became known as Saint Valentine’s Day.
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