Teck Huat & Co, 9th February 2017. There’s Something More Than Just Love On Valentine’s Day!
Valentine was a priest that served in a Catholic church who existed during the third century in ancient Rome, Italy. When Emperor Claudius II discovered that single men served better in the army as compared to married men (they had commitments towards their spouses and offsprings), he outlawed marriage for young men.
This sparked outrage in Valentine, who realized the injustice of the decree, defied the emperor and continued to perform marriage rituals for couples behind closed doors. He eventually got discovered, captured and put to death by Claudius…..