I know you know what’s today! ♥ Happy Valentines to whom celebrate it!
died traditionally ca. 269 AD
Saint Valentine is a widely recognized third-century Roman saint commemorated on February 14 and associated since the High Middle Ages with a tradition of courtly love. Nothing is reliably known of St. Valentine except his name and the fact that he died on February 14 on Via Flaminia in the north of Rome.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them. The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as „valentines”).
Saint Valentine baptizing Saint Lucilla by Jacopo Bassano
In addition, I must notify lots of weddings #onthisday, like:
♥ 1980 – Lou Reed married Sylvia Morales at a ceremony in his New York apartment
♥ 1984 – Elton John married recording engineer Renate Blauer in Sydney, Australia
♥ 1994 – Jerry Garcia married moviemaker Deborah Koons
♥ 1996 – Prince married Mayte Garcia in a Minneapolis church
☆ ☼ Welcome to Today’s Memory of February 14 ☆ ☾
#todaysmemory, Today’s Memory curated by Simona AN