Valentine's Day is a holiday full of rich history and tradition that goes far beyond the flowers and chocolate we associate with the holiday today. The holiday has the dichotomous historical echoes of riotous bacchanalia and loving marriage — it's Roman Empire and Hallmark. Being born on Valentine's Day means that you can celebrate both as you get older, and have a great time doing it. That's why there's so many reasons why Valentine's Day babies are the best babies. (Come at me, Halloween babies.)
The actual origins of the holiday are murky at best, as The New York Times reported in 2017. There are theories ranging from its origins as a latter day celebration of Lupercalia — where men and women got paired off after a wine-soaked party that supposedly boosted fertility — to the celebration of a man who just wanted soldiers to be able to marry. The theme, although celebrated differently, remains the same: It's all about making babies. So why wouldn't the very product of such a composite holiday be as celebrated as the holiday itself?
Yes, as the babies grow into adults, they may find themselves peeved at how crowded restaurants are on their birthday, or the fact that half of their gifts are heart-shaped. But, as someone who was born on 4/20, I would tell them, it could be worse.