Valentine’s day 2016 celebration ideas, History and Wiki Details about Saint Valentine
Valentine’s Day most commonly known as the day to show love to your partner. The day is also known as Saint Valentine’s Day. Before the day was to honor the Saint Valentinus, and other saints named Valentine. It is one of the festivals celebrated in many parts of the world. It also is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is also a public holiday in many countries.
Many stories on the origin of Valentine’s Day circulate from which none have shown direct evidence of celebrating the day as the day to show love. The most related stories are of Saint Valentine of Rome who was imprisoned to perform weddings for soldiers. The saint performed weddings for soldiers who were not allowed to marry in the Roman Empire. While he was imprisoned Saint Valentine cured the daughter of the Jailer Asterius and wrote her a letter signing “Your Valentine” as a goodbye.
In the 14th Century, the day was first linked to romantic love as during this time country love flourished. During the 18th century, lovers represented their love by giving flowers and cards. A key is a romantic symbol to unlock partners heart and is presented to lovers during the day in Europe.
Nowadays, most gift heart-shaped presents to lovers to show their love and also winged cupid toys are purchased during the day.In the Anglican Communion and the Lutheran Church, Valentine’s Day is an official feast day. Eastern Orthodox swell celebrate Saint Valentine’s day.
When is Valentine’s day 2017?
Valentine’s Day 2016 countdown is started. It is celebrated on February 14 each year. It is one of the most awaited days by lovers who wish to share their feelings with their loved ones. You can check out the days remaining for Valentine’s day 2017.
Valentine’s day history
In olden time many Christina martyrs were of the name Valentine. The two valentines that are honored on Valentine’s Day are Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni. Pope Galesius in 496 added Saint Valentine of Rome to calendar who was martyred in Rome in 269. Church and Catacombs of San Valentino in Rome were significant pilgrims during the middle ages as the remains of Saint Valentine were kept there. The remains were then moved to the church of Santa Prassede during the preaching of Nicholas IV. Saint Valentine skull is shown in displayed in Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome and the rest of remains are at Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland.
Who was Saint Valentin?
During the time of Emperor Aurelian in 273, Saint Valentine of Terni was martyred during the persecution. Saint of Valentine of Rome and Saint Valentine of Terni are buried in Via Flaminia but different places. Relics of Saint Valentine of Terni are at the Basilica of Saint Valentine in Terni. Every church had abstracts of both saints in almost every church in Europe. For the same date February 14 a third saint have been named Saint Valentine in the Catholic Encyclopaedia. The third saint was martyred in Africa, and not much is found about him.
Valentine’s Day Date – February 14
February 14 is celebrate by many Christian groups. All celebrate it in a different way and some for a mainly religious way. Calendar of the Lutheran church also has a feast day on February 14. The Roman Catholic Calendar removed the feast of Saint Valentine in 1969 which was celebrated on February 14. Remains of the Saint are found in Malta where till date the day is celebrated with a feast. Eastern Orthodox celebrate Saint Valentines Day on July 6.
Valentine’s Day Celebration Ideas
The new traditions popularized by the Anglo-American connecting with the day of love is different from the European traditions. Valentine’s Day is one way or other linked to olden local customs in England, giving gifts, flowers and card to the partner also originated in the UK. Saint Valentine was known as Saint of good health in Slovenia. It is the day when plants and flowers start to grow. Since olden times it is believed to be the day when work starts in Vineyards.
Also many believe birds propose or marry to each other. Before the Day of Love was March 12 also called Saint Gregory’s Day also Saint Vincent’s Day on February 22. Also, June 13 was known as the day of love as patron of love was Saint Anthony whose day was June 13 but now the international day of love is celebrated on February 14 and known as Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day and Love
Many link the festival of Valentine to Roman festival, but there is sufficient proof of it. In olden times there was no romantic link to the day Saint Valentine being on February 14. It was linked to love after the Chaucer’s poetry in the 14th century about Valentines. The charter by Charles VI of France is one of the earliest known documents to have celebrated the February 14 annually as the of love. The charter describes the luxurious way the festival was celebrated by the royal court with feast and dancing. There are not more records available for Valentines that date back.
Valentine’s day Celebrations in the United States
Valentines Day is widely celebrated in almost all parts of the world, especially by Christian communities. Nowadays many Asian countries also recognize the day as the day of love. Many countries have seen the day to be more popular than Halloween and Christmas among the young population. Valentine’s day is celebrated among all ages and has many ways to wish their partners.
In the United States, Valentines Day is now one of the most liked festivals in a year. Almost every person buys a card which could come to around more than two hundred million cards. Many also make cards at school for their teachers just to show them love and convert their feelings. It is also one of the biggest gift-giving festivals of the year as it is highly commercialized. Many see the day to treat their loved ones in the best possible way to show their love to them. Most common gifts include cards, flowers and heart shaped toys. Many propose their partner on the day to make it a more special day for them.
Happy Valentine’s Day 2017
Celebrate the day with your partner to show them love and care. Valentines is not the only day to show love, rest of the 364 days in a year are same but you should miss this day to show how you feel about someone you like and is the best day to share your feelings. If you have been waiting to ask someone on a date, then there is no better day than Valentine’s Day. Hope you have the most love filled day and have an incredible day. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!