Hoe is Valentijnsdag ontstaan? - Mokaholic

How did Valentine's Day come about?

With Valentine's Day just a month away, let's reflect on the enchanting history that surrounds this day of love and affection. Valentine's Day is much more than just a commercial event; it has a rich origin that goes back to times long past. In this blog we take you on a journey through the history of Valentine's Day, and show you why we celebrate this day with hearts, flowers and, of course, loving mugs from Mokaholic.

Roman Origin

Valentine's Day has its roots in ancient Rome, where the Lupercalia festival was celebrated in honor of the fertility god Lupercus. The festival included rituals and traditions that promoted love and fertility. Although the Christian Church later replaced this celebration with the feast of St. Valentine, its loving essence was retained.

Saint Valentine: The Patron of Love

The most popular theory about the origin of Valentine's Day is linked to the saint Saint Valentine, who, according to legend, performed weddings in secret. Banned by Emperor Claudius II, Valentinus was sentenced to death, but not before writing a love letter to his guard's daughter, signed "From your Valentine." Thus he became the patron saint of love and affection.

Commercial Embrace

Over the centuries, Valentine's Day has evolved from a religious festival to a day when lovers show each other their affection. The exchange of love notes, flowers and gifts became popular, and in modern times it has become an opportunity for people to express their love in ways that suit their own unique relationships.


Valentine's Day is therefore not just a day for commercial purposes, but a celebration with deep-rooted traditions and meanings. It's a day to celebrate love in all its forms, and at Mokaholic we are proud to contribute to this celebration with our unique love cups. Next week we will delve deeper into how you can give a personal touch to your Valentine's Day with our mugs. So keep traveling with us through the enchanting world of love and mugs!

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