Sunday, February 14, 2010

VALENTINES DAY


Valentinus was a priest in Rome during the 3rd century and at that time rules by emperor Claudius II. It is said that Valentinus was executed because he disobeyed an order of the emperor. In fact Emperor Claudius wanted to abolish marriage and convince males to not have any intimate or emotional attachment with females.

The Emperor thought that men without wives and family are better soldiers. As such he made marriage an illegal thing. Valentinus was opposed to this and conducted secret marriage ceremonies for lovers. When the Emperor was alerted of that practice, he ordered that Valentinus to be killed.

Since then, Saint Valentinus became the symbol of love and the angel that unite lovers.



Valentines day was introduced so that the Lupercalia Pagan festival can be christianised and accepted. Lupercalia was a somehow barbaric festival using sacrificial blood and doing lottery like “women choosing”.




Saint Valentine's Day (shortened to Valentine's Day) is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.


The holiday is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").




Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love, the most beautiful feeling in the world.

February has long been called the month of romance and many experts recognized the day of 14th February as the most celebrated and enjoyed among the participants. The way of commemorating this day has developed over the years since it was used to be celebrated in early ages.

As the month of February starts, people start finishing and finalizing their plans for it to show their love ones how much they love, how much they care, promises are made between the couples and it helps them to increase the love and need for each other by wishing each other.

13 comments:

S B Tamare said...

wow!
we both,i and my wife, celebrate valentine day very joyfully as 15th years ago it was the day when we met very first and decided to live together that's why this lovely day comes to us to brim our heart over with joy.
thanks for nice post.

SUFFIX said...

Happy Valentines Day Babli...

Renu said...

happy Valentine's day !!!

Tomz said...

That's an apt one for the Valentine's Day.. Belated Valentines Day wishes..

Ria said...

what a lovely post!!thanks for telling us the history behind valentine's day!!

Destiny's child... said...

Happy Valentines Day Babli! How did you celebrate it?

BK Chowla, said...

Happy valentines day

Margaret Cloud said...

I know that Valentines day is the day where the most cards and flowers are sold. I like your post it was very interesting. Hope you had a nice Valentines day. Have a great week.

Devendra said...

Wao...!
This is the best post among your all three blogs which I read just befoe.
Thanks a lot for it.

डॉ. रूपचन्द्र शास्त्री मयंक said...

nice post.
happy valentine day.

queserasera said...

nice one...its a day to show people that u care nad love them....few people misunderstand that its just a day for girlfriends nd boyfriend which is actually not...its a day for all ur loved ones(parents, friends, etc)...hope u had fun this year...

R. Ramesh said...

hi friend:)

natalie said...

What a great entry! It reminded me of my entry on Saint Valentine and then some!
Great job! please come by my blog and leave comments..you are intersting! hugs,natalie
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