I once heard years ago valentine's day was a day slave masters killed naughty misbehaved slaves. I heard the red represents the blood of the slaves. Has anyone else ever heard this before. My grandmother refuses to celebrate Valentine's Day for that reason. She says slaves were hung, beat and butchered. I just wonder if anyone else has ever heard this?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on Feb. 13, 2009 in Holidays
I've never heard that. Everything I found online discusses that the original St Valentine was an early Christian priest or bishop who was killed by the Ceasars of Rome.
The only thing I can think of related to blood would be the St Valentine's Day Massacre, which was a gunbattle between two rival mob gangs in Chicago in 1929. Bugs Moran lost 7 of his thugs to Al Capone's gunmen.
I couldn't find any link to African slaves. The only thing even slightly African (in this case, African American) I could find was this very vehement article from the Black Homeschoolers Club saying that celebrating St Valentine's Day is a very bad thing.
Answer by Avarah at 12:07 AM on Feb. 14, 2009
Answer by watersgirls at 1:37 AM on Feb. 14, 2009
Answer by Angellinda at 9:58 AM on Feb. 14, 2009