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 The History of Valentine's Day

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عدد الرسائل : 1980
العمر : 35
البلد : The History of Valentine's Day Female10
حالة المزاج : The History of Valentine's Day 41-10
الأوسمة : The History of Valentine's Day 1a72ef10
تاريخ التسجيل : 13/10/2007

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مُساهمةموضوع: The History of Valentine's Day   The History of Valentine's Day Emptyالخميس 13 ديسمبر 2007 - 23:17

Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are

exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who

is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday? The

history of Valentine's Day -- and its patron saint -- is shrouded in

mystery. But we do know that February has long been a month of romance.
St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both

Christian and ancient Roman tradition. So, who was Saint Valentine and

how did he become associated with this ancient rite? Today, the

Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named

Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred.


The History of Valentine's Day Valentines_history_p1One

legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third

century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made

better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed

marriage for young men -- his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine,

realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to

perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions

were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.


Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for

attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they

were often beaten and tortured.


According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first

'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that

Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his

jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his

death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From

your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the

truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly

emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly,

romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine
was one of the most popular saints in England and France.
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انثى
عدد الرسائل : 1980
العمر : 35
البلد : The History of Valentine's Day Female10
حالة المزاج : The History of Valentine's Day 41-10
الأوسمة : The History of Valentine's Day 1a72ef10
تاريخ التسجيل : 13/10/2007

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مُساهمةموضوع: رد: The History of Valentine's Day   The History of Valentine's Day Emptyالخميس 13 ديسمبر 2007 - 23:19

Iwa..wantoma kijakoum had Valentine's Day..?
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