What is Valentine's Day

2 This is what the Lord says:
Do not learn the way of the nations
or be terrified by signs in the heavens,
although the nations are terrified by them,
3for the customs of the peoples are worthless.
Jeremiah 10:2-3 CSB

In the 5th century, a pope "converted" the Roman festival of Lupercalia [3] to the Feast of Purification, which became our modern Valentine's Day [2]

The massacre I remembered is from 1929; it has nothing to do with the origin of Valentine's Day, though I've definitely had people bring it up when the date is talked about.

Bible verses to reference
  • Deuteronomy 14:2
  • Revelation 18:4
  • 2 Corinthians 6:17
  • 2 Corinthians 7:1
  • Romans 12:2
  • 1 John 2:15-16
  • Matthew 6:24
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17


  1. "St. Valentine's Day Massacre". History. February 5, 2020
  2. "Valentine's Day". Encyclopædia Britannica. April 18, 2019
  3. "Lupercalia". Encyclopædia Britannica. November 8, 2016

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