Back in the third century on the Roman Emperor Claudius 2, trying the strengthen his army to forbade young men to marry. St. Valentino, a priest who believed in the holiness of love, performed marriages in secret and was executed for ignoring the ban. The execution took place on February 14th which we commemorate.
But why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving chocolate to our loved ones? In 1800’s, physicians commonly advised their lovelorn patients to eat chocolate to ease their feeling of grief. The Aztecs also believed that chocolate was a source of spiritual wisdom and incredible energy.
Why does chocolate stir so many feeling and emotions for us? Chocolate has long been associated with passion, romance and love. As a medicine for love, chocolate has been believed throughout history to bring smiles to the broken hearted and stir feelings of love a both men and women.
In the month of love, when the lovers are preparing for celebrating the Valentine’s Day and getting the chocolate for our loved ones becomes priority. A simple hearted shaped chocolate that says “I Love U” means the world to same people. To others, it’s not giving to each other that matters, but also to providing another way to make somebody else happy and showing them affrication.