Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on February 14th and is associated with the expression of love and affection between intimate companions. The exact origin of Valentine’s Day is somewhat shrouded in mystery, but there are several legends that have been associated with the holiday.
One of the most popular stories traces the origins of Valentine’s Day back to ancient Rome, where a festival called Lupercalia was held in mid-February to celebrate fertility and the coming of spring. During this festival, men would draw the names of women from a box, and the pairs would be paired off for the duration of the festival. Some believe that this festival may have influenced the modern holiday of Valentine’s Day.
Another legend associated with Valentine’s Day is the story of Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in the 3rd century. According to the legend, Saint Valentine defied the emperor’s ban on marriage and secretly married couples to help preserve the sanctity of marriage. When his actions were discovered, he was imprisoned and eventually executed.
Regardless of its exact origins, Valentine’s Day has become a widely recognized holiday, celebrated by couples and loved ones around the world with gifts, cards, flowers, and special dinners.
So there are 4 ways to expres your love in a different way this year and say “I Love You” to your partner in Gaelic:
- Grá Mo Chroi
- Mo Ghra Tu
- Is Tú Mo Ghrá
- A Stor Lo Chroi
To make these notes more interesting, use our Ogham Translator and write these phrases in Ogham alphabet.