Every year on February 14th, people celebrate their love for one another by spending time together, sending flowers, and exchanging Valentine's messages.
The ritual of expressing love and affection extends far beyond Chaucer's courtly love. He may have been the first to associate the Catholic Saint Valentine with romance, but today Valentine's Day is also a time to express gratitude to family and friends. Valentine's Day is said to have begun on February 14, 496 AD.
"There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.”
- George Sand