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Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day

Few holidays are as synonymous with love and romance as Valentine’s Day. But what is the history behind this day of love? According to one popular legend, Valentine’s Day originated as a celebration of a young Roman priest named Valentine who defied Emperor Claudius II’s ban on marriage. While some believe this story to be true, others argue that the holiday actually has pagan roots. Some also believe that the holiday began as a celebration of fertility. Regardless of its origins, Valentine’s Day is now celebrated in many different ways all over the world.

In the United States, Valentine’s Day is often celebrated with flowers, chocolates, and cards. In Japan, it is traditional to give gifts of chocolate to loved ones. In South Korea, couples often celebrate by going on special dates or sharing romantic meals. No matter how it is celebrated, Valentine’s Day is a special day to show love and appreciation for those we care about.

Try out these fun resources to spread some love in your care setting!

Activity Ideas:

  • Create Heart Mobiles – here
  • Challenge yourself with Greatest Love Songs Word Search – here
  • How about writing your own love songs – here