FEBRUARY 14TH…… FOR LOVER’S DAY

 

THE ORIGIN OF VALENTINE

THE ORIGIN OF VALENTINE WAS A YOUNG CHRISTIAN PRIEST WHO LIVED IN ROME IN THE 3RD CENTURY A.D.

HE WAS MARTYRED BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH, AND A FEAST DAY WAS KEPT ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH.

THE DATE OF COURSE WAS FEBRUARY 14TH

THE LEGEND OF ST VALENTINE SAYS THAT WHILE IMPRISONED IN ROME, THE YOUNG PRIEST WANTED TO ASSURE HIS LOVED ONES OF HIS WELL-BEING. JUST BEYOND HIS PRISON CELL WINDOW GREW A CLUSTER OF VIOLETS. HE PICKED SOME OF THE HEART-SHAPED LEAVES AND ON THEM HE SCRATCHED THE WORDS,“REMEMBER YOUR VALENTINE”, AND SENT THEM OFF BY A FRIENDLY DOVE. THE NEXT DAYS HE SENT MORE MESSAGES SAYING SIMPLY

“ I LOVE YOU. “

THE CUSTOM OF SENDING VALENTINES. ACTUALLY AROSE MUCH LATER. THE FEAST OF ST VALENTINE, WHICH USHERS IN SPRING, EVENTUALLY BECAME IDENTIFIED WITH THE EXPRESSION OF LOVE.

SEVERAL YEARS AGO – SALLY HOPKINS THEN DIRECTOR OF ‘HALLMARK’S HISTORICAL COLLECTION IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI,. SAID THAT VALENTINE DAY FIRST APPEARED IN ENGLAND ABOUT THE TIME OF QUEEN VICTORIA. THE FIRST VALENTINE DAY CARDS WERE CALLED “PENNY DREADFUL", AND WERE “RUDE AND CRUDE” THEY WERE MOSTLY INSULTING AND OBSCENE. AS TIME PASSED. THE MOOD CHANGED COMPLETELY, AND THE HOLIDAY BECAME ONE OF GIVING GIFTS, FLOWERS, CANDIES AND CARDS TO LOVED ONES AND ESPECIALLY SWEETHEARTS IN THE LATTER YEARS. YOU CAN BE SURE THE MERCHANTS, “HALLMARK”, “FLORIST", AND "JEWELLERS" WERE DELIGHTED…

( WHICHEVER VERSION YOU BELIEVE IN,) MAYBE EVEN ALL OF THEM PLAYING AN EQUAL PART?

 AT LEAST YOU HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHY IT IS THAT

FEBRUARY 14TH IS A DAY FOR LOVERS

 

WRITTEN BY : SANDEE-GUY BREAU

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5 Responses to FEBRUARY 14TH…… FOR LOVER’S DAY

  1. TYLER says:

    NO WONDER YOUR BLOG IS ONE OF THE BEST I\’VE COME ACROSSED ~ YOUR EXTREMELY ARTISTIC JUDGING BY THAT SCHETCH ~ AND PEOPLE WITH ARTISTIC ABILITIES ARE ALWAYS SO CREATIVE… BRAVO ! AND JUST FOR THE RECORD I CHOSE TO BELIEVE THAT VALENTINE WAS AN ENGLISH (ENGLAND) INVENTION….. PROBABLY EVEN IN THE AREA OF LIVERPOOL ! LOL.

  2. TERRI says:

    CHECK IT OUT….. YOUR BLOG IS EVEN EDUCATIONAL.GREAT HISTORY LESSON….. HUGS,TERRI L.

  3. FeLiCiAnO VaMoS says:

    OH THIS LAD HAS BEEN AN EXCELLENT ARTIST EVER SINCE I\’VE MET HIM – YOU WOULDN\’T BELIEVE HOW TALENTED HE IS,AND IT\’S EASY FOR HIM – WHICH DOESN\’T SEEM FAIR FOR THE REST OF US WHO WEREN\’T BLESSED WITH A MULTITUDE OF TALENT…..LOL I LOVE THE LESSON OF THE DAY SIR ! JAJAJAJAJ

  4. CECIL TROY says:

    YOUR VERY SMART AND YOU HAVE SUCH A VARIETY OF KNOWLEDGE….. THANKS FOR WRITTING YOUR BLOGI PERSONALLY DON\’T EVEN MISS A DAY…..

  5. Ryan says:

    I DON\’T KNOW WHERE YOU FOUND THAT OUT – BUT IT WAS INTERESTING….

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