CAGWAIT – February 14th or Valentines Day has been normally celebrated annually expressing ones’ love to each other. But ofcourse loving has no definite days to celebrate, it should be a day to day celebration. Most of couples, lovers, and families have their own version on how it is being expressed or celebrated. But one thing for sure, they will celebrate it in their own convenient version.

Cagwait beach can be so far included in your perfect place of celebration not just this Valentines Day but in all days you wanted to celebrate LOVE. You may choose your accomodation and suggests your own concept which perfectly convenient to you.  Treat your loved ones, special someone, even your families in this pristine beach of Cagwait.

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Let us go back to history on how this Valentines Day started.

St. Valentine of Terni was martyred in 269 C.E. (or somewhere around then —it kind of depends on what martyrology you’re reading). According to legend, the Roman physician and priest was beaten, stoned, and beheaded for the crimes of marrying Christian couples … and possibly attempting to convert Emperor Claudius II.

Thanks to the marital angle of his story, Valentine became the patron saint of love, young people, and marriages (and also of plague, epilepsy, and beekeepers).

His February 14 feast day was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 C.E. There’s disagreement amongst historians about whether the holiday was meant to replace the pagan fertility festival Lupercalia.

Either way, as time went on, more romantic connotations came to be associated with the saint. One legend has Valentine befriending (or falling in love with) the blind daughter of a judge (or his jailer — again, it depends). He supposedly wrote her secret letters signed “from your Valentine” and then restored her sight from beyond the grave.

As the cult of courtly love spread across Europe in the Middle Ages, an even more romantic light was cast upon mid-February.As the Folklore Society notes, Geoffrey Chaucer mentions Valentine’s Day and describes February as the time “when every fowl cometh there to chose his mate” (although the blog Got Medieval asserts that the poet didn’t invent Valentine’s Day and it was already likely associated with love by the time he referenced it).

So, we know how Valentine’s Day came to be seen as the most romantic day of the year. However, the truth is, we don’t know much about St. Valentine himself. There are eleven Valentines commemorated by the Catholic Church, and there were at least two other St. Valentines who lived around the time of St. Valentine of Terni. Because his origins are so obscure, he was actually removed from the General Roman Calendar by the Roman Catholic Church in 1969 (but he’s still technically considered a saint).

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