Tuesday 14th February 2006 is St Valentine's Day. That is historically the day when lovers trade notes confirming their
love for each other. Fashionable Valentine symbols are sometimes both coronary heart formed or cupids.
Valentine's Day began life as a Catholic feast day in honor of Saint Valentine. Nonetheless, it's not identified precisely who Saint Valentine was. In response to the Catholic Encyclopaedia of 1908 there are at the least three attainable candidates for the place.
The primary was a Christian priest in Rome how was martyred within the second half of the third century. The second was a bishop of Interamna – the fashionable day Terni – who, just like the priest was martyred and is buried close to to however not in precisely the identical place as the primary. The third was a North African martyr about who nothing else is understood.
The romantic associations with Valentine started within the Center Ages at which era the idea of romantic love turned broadly accepted. This connection is just not talked about in any early histories and is regarded by secular historians as purely a matter of legend.
The feast of St. Valentine was first declared to be on February 14 by Pope Gelasius I in 496. There’s a broad legend that he created the day to counter the observe held on Lupercalia of younger women and men pairing off as lovers by drawing their names out of an urn , however this observe is just not attested in any sources from that period.
Valentine's Day most likely reached North America within the 19th century with the arrival of settlers from Britain. Steadily Valentine's Day has modified, like most different festivals and celebrations, from a pagan to a spiritual to a secular occasion.
The customized of giving a valentine regularly developed right into a multi-million greenback business beginning with the mass manufacturing of embossed paper lace valentines. By the second half of the 20th century folks started giving presents in addition to playing cards to their family members. These presents included purple roses and candies and by about 1980 jewelers started selling diamonds as an applicable present for the event.
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