General content for Valentine's Day - what is Valentine's Day? Origins, what countries strongly celebrated in, how has it evolved over time, particular traditions in Scotland not followed elsewhere, romantic Scots both historically and current. Anything really to make it interesting and easy to read. This will link into the Valentine's singles page https://www.scotlandshop.com/scottish-gifts/her/tartan-valentine - will re-use/rejig a bit of this text to add content to the bottom of this page
What is Valentine's Day?:
Celebrated annually on February 14th around the world, is of course Valentine's Day. In this day and age, it is celebrated with chocolates, roses, and gifts given to loved ones or perhaps received by a secret admirer. But how did it all come to be?
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Why are we celebrating?
Saint Valentines who?
Historians have argued the true origins of Valentine's Day and they believe there has been about eleven saints all named Valentine commemorated in the Roman Catholic Church. One of which was a 3rd century Roman saint, commemorated on February 14th with the Feast of Saint Valentines, and is associated with the tradition of courtly love.
What countries strongly celebrated in:
How has it evolved over time?:
Particular traditions in Scotland, not followed elsewhere:
Romantic Scots, historic and current: