Valentine’s Day: the day devoted to love. Every February 14th, millions of people around the world declare their love for each other. Despite the assumption that it’s actually a holiday made up by florists and chocolatiers to sell more flowers (did you know that it’s the one day of the year when men buy more flowers than women?), Valentine’s Day traditions actually extend back hundreds of years, originating with the Feast of Saint Valentine, the patron saint of happy marriage and love. Enjoy these interesting Valentine’s Day tales from countries around Europe.