Valentine's Day is eagerly anticipated by lovers! Valentine's Day is on February 14th this year!
In today's world, Valentine's Day is commemorated as a day when lovers express their love for one another. It falls on February 14 and is the feast day of St. Valentine, who was martyred on that day. Valentine's Day is extremely popular, and it is honored as a national holiday in several nations, including the United States.
Valentine's Day is a day when lovers exchange presents and cards. On this day, people also donate to charity and give candy as gifts. The most popular Valentine's Day gift is flowers. The rose is the most popular flower and is frequently given as a gift. Red roses are considered to be given to indicate love, whereas yellow roses and other flowers are given to represent true friendship.
Valentine's Day is commemorated by the exchange of love notes or valentines between lovers. Previously, handwritten love notes and love poetry were sent, but mass production of greeting cards began in the 19th century. This development also resulted in the commercialization of what had formerly been regarded as a sacred holiday, Valentine's Day.
The heart-shaped outlines and winged Cupid images are the prominent symbols of Valentine's Day. As Valentine's Day approaches, a plethora of present goods flood the gift shops. Customized valentine cards are another popular item at gift shops. New and fresh valentine's e-cards are available on greeting card websites. Valentine's Day ecards include valentine kiss cards, valentine flowers cards, valentine teddy cards, and valentine pals cards, among other things.
Valentine cards are a common way for people to express their emotional feelings. Valentine cards are the most widely distributed cards after Christmas cards. According to a report, women prefer this day to men. Unique Valentine's Day ideas and suggestions, party places, gift shops, flower centers, and other topics are widely disseminated through various media. Weeks before Valentine's Day, newspapers, television stations, and radio stations broadcast programs and tales about the holiday.
Valentine's week celebrations begin a week before February 14th. Each day has a different theme, such as the seventh Rose Day, the eighth Propose Day, the ninth Chocolate Day, the tenth Teddy Day, the eleventh Promise Day, the eleventh Kiss Day, the thirteenth Hug Day, and the fourteenth Valentine Day.
Valentine's Day is eagerly anticipated by lovers. On this day, many people express their emotions of the love for the first time to their sweethearts. Proposals are accepted with a positive attitude on the side of the proposer. Outright rejections are avoided at the same time.
History and Celebrations of Valentine's Day
VALENTINE'S DAY / VALENTINE'S DAY
Saint Valentine's Day, often known as Valentine's Day, is a traditional day on which couples express their love for one another by sending Valentine's cards, sometimes anonymously. The mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines" is the most common part of Valentine's Day these days. The heart-shaped outline and the figure of the winged Cupid are popular modern Valentine emblems. Handwritten letters have mostly been replaced by mass-produced greeting cards since the nineteenth century. Every year, almost one billion Valentine's Day cards are sent around the world, making it the second most popular card-sending occasion behind Christmas. Approximately 85 percent of all "valentines" are thought to be purchased by women.
Many Valentine's Day stories
Different people have different ideas about who St Valentine was. At least three St Valentines are mentioned in early martyrologies under the date of 14 February. One was a Roman priest, another was the Bishop of Interamna (now Terni, Italy), while the third lived and died in Africa. Many people, however, believe that the first two are the same individual.
Valentine's Day, on the other hand, is usually thought to have evolved from the ancient Roman feast of Lupercalia. On February 15, a festival was conducted in honor of Lupercus, one of their gods who was summoned by the Romans to protect them from the ferocious wolves that roamed the nearby woodlands. A love lottery was held on the eve of Lupercalia, in which the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed in jars. After that, each young guy drew a slip, and the girl whose name he chose was to be his sweetheart for the year.
After a priest named Valentine, the holiday was renamed Valentine's Day. Valentine was a priest in Rome at the time when Christianity was still a young faith. Claudius II, the Emperor at the time, had issued an order prohibiting Roman troops from marrying or becoming engaged. The emperor assumed that if his soldiers married, they would prefer to stay at home rather than fight in his battles. Valentine violated the Emperor's order and married the young couples in secret. On February 14, the eve of Lupercalia, he was ultimately apprehended, imprisoned, and executed. Valentine was declared a saint after his death. The priests relocated the Lupercalia or spring feast from February 15 to February 14, i.e. Valentine's Day, when Christianity grew stronger in Rome. Since then, the holiday has been dedicated to Saint Valentine rather than Lupercus.
"With love, from your Valentine"
According to another story, Valentine was one of the early Christians who was seized and dragged before the Prefect of Rome and jailed for helping some Christian martyrs. He cured the jailor's daughter of blindness while in jail. When the emperor learned of this miracle he ordered the beheading of Valentine. Valentine is said to have sent the jailor's daughter a farewell message signed, "From your Valentine".
In 1969, as part of a larger effort to reduce the number of saint days of purely legendary origin, the Church removed St. Valentine's Day as an official holiday from its calendar. At present, February 14 is dedicated only to Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius.