Valentine’s Day is a time we celebrate to appreciate our loved ones and friends. Also known as Saint Valentine’s Day. Some story behind it is that this holiday originates from the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of Spring, included fertility rites and the pairing of women with men by lottery. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I forbade the celebration of Lupercalia. It is sometimes attributed with replacing it with St. Valentine’s Day, but the true origin of the holiday is vague. Valentine’s Day did not come to be celebrated as a day of romance until about the 14th century.
On this Day people greet loved ones, friendships, and family. But if you think about it, Valentine’s Day has many traditions and one of the most enduring ones is the class gift exchange. Each year classmates give each other gifts for each of their classmates. Some of the things they give each other are candies, flowers, cards, and other gifts.
The highlight of this day was the annual Valentine’s Bake Sale, held this year by Verus. This event was one of the best ones that Verus has done, and what made it special was all of the little gifts they created for everyone to buy. They took their time to decorate the place with hearts and flowers. Each senior wore a white t-shirt with hearts on them.
Verus had two short breaks to sell all of the food they had, so when the bell rang the Verus Bake sale began. They had pizza, ice cream, coke, popcorn, and cotton candy.
During recess, they continued handing out gifts that people had pre-ordered. They had some fun activities for us to participate in. There was a contest to win a big jar of candy. To enter, you had to guess how much candy was in the jar. Turns out, there were 375 candies. Someone guessed how much candy was in the jar and won. Another activity that they had was to write your crush’s name and yours on a little heart that was on the wall.
Overall, this Valentine’s Day was a really fun day for us students and we enjoyed it. We hope that Verus makes more of these activities for us to enjoy them as much as we did with this one.