Bouquet of flowers, cute stuff toys, pack of chocolate, and gifts are making some noise everywhere. Yes, it’s all over the social media – everyone is greeting “happy valentine’s day”.
Wondered how this special day originated? Have you heard of St. Valentine?
Valentine ‘s Day also called St. Valentine’s Day or Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated every 14th day of February. It is a feast day honoring one saint name Valentinus. It was said that Saint Valentine was imprisoned for performing forbidden marriage and according to the legend he healed the daughter of one of his jailer “Asterius“. Before the day (14th of February) of the execution he then wrote a farewell letter to her (Julia) as signed “Your Valentine”.
It is then associated in romantic love and courtly love in 14th century. It was then evolved in 18th Century in England which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, sending greeting cards and offering confectionery.
Valentine’s Day symbol that are used nowadays are the famous red heart-shaped outline and the winged cupid. Before in Europe “Saint Valentine’s Key” is given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”
In fact the first poem associated with Valentine’s Day is “Parlement of Foules” (Parliament of Briddes). The 700 lines was the first reference to the idea that St. Valentine’s Day is a special day for lovers.
Let us share love every day, let them know how special they are not only in Valentine’s Day. Their smile will make you smile and your happiness is their happiness also.