Valentine’s Day is celebrated as the lovers’ day all over the world on 14th February. The day is celebrated with the exchange of gifts, candies, flowers with their beloved.
Valentine’s Day in Greece is traditionally celebrated with pomp and splendour and young men still choose this day to propose or get married.
Greeks and the Romans have a close connection with the origin of the Valentine’s Day. Or it is more correct to say that, the early Romans were most intricately connected with the Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day in Greece has a lot of love in the air, young men and women spend the day in each other’s company, reviling in their love for each other.
It is said that Cupid is the cause of the emotion of love and Valentine’s Day in Greece is intricately connected with him, as he has played an important role in the celebration of love and lovers since time immemorial. Cupid is represented by a small mischievous winged child whose arrow pierces the heart.
In ancient Greece, Eros was the name of Cupid and he was the young son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, and according to the Romans, Cupid was the son of Venus, the Roman Goddess of love and beauty.
Valentine’s Day in Greece today is far removed from the ancient traditions and customs. But one thing, that has been handed down through the centuries is the expression of love for the beloved.