Christians in Rome
Became more powerful
-wanted to stop festival
-honoured non-Christian gods
People loved festival
-did not want it to end
-Christians made change
-honour Valentine
-religious hero
Traditions change
-millions still take part
-love and friendship

Eventually, the Christians became more powerful in Rome. They wanted people to stop the festival of Lupercalia because it honoured gods that were not Christian. However, the people loved their festival and did not want it to end. So, the Christian leaders encouraged people to honour St. Valentine at the festival because they viewed him as a hero of their religion. Since then, the traditions of Valentine's Day have changed and grown, but millions of people still take part in this old celebration of love and friendship. Next Back