Saint Valentine’s day 2020 – Saint Valentine’s Day in Spain

Saint Valentine’s day 2020 – Saint Valentine’s Day in Spain


Saint Valentine's day 2020 in Malaga Spain

Who was Saint Valentine?

Saint Valentine was a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Christianity on February 14. From the High Middle Ages, his Saints’ Day is associated with a tradition of courtly love. There are two different Saints’ Lives for a St Valentine on February 14, but they are probably the same man. It is said that the Emporer Claudius II had a man called Valentine arrested in 270 AD.

Known to all as Claudius the Cruel, the Emporer had to maintain a large army. However, the Romans of the day were reluctant to join the Legions of Rome and Claudius and his advisors thought the reason for this lack of interest lay in the reluctance of men to leave their wives and sweethearts behind and go fighting abroad.

So, to solve this problem, Claudius decreed that all marriages and engagements in Rome were to be banned. However, Valentine, a holy priest, decided he would defy the decree and carried on performing marriage services. As you might imagine, Claudius the Cruel was not impressed. The prefect of Rome ordered the arrest and imprisonment of Valentine and that he be put to death by clubbing and then beheading.

Whilst imprisoned, the legend has it that Valentine fell in love with the warder’s daughter and, before he was put to death, he wrote her a farewell love letter which he signed ‘Frome your Valentine’. And so, a legend was born and lovers have celebrated February 14th and the holy priest Valentine who was made a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. See more

Saint Valentine’s Day in and around Villanueva del Trabuco

In and around La Nava and Villanueva del Trabuco, there are plenty of restaurants that put on special Valentine’s Night dinners. From a simple meal with Cava to a more lavish affair, you are bound to find somewhere that fits the bill. Book into La Nava for Saint Valentine’s week. Book now to be sure of getting the property for the dates you want.


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