Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentines Day History

Today is Friday the 13th but tomorrow will be Valentines' Day... hmmm...

Where do Valentines day came from?

For so many Valentines' day has passed in my life, it was only today that I researched from the Internet and make a post out of it (this is for my record and nothing more.)
I have read five different websites which I won't include the URL in this post since I'm not going to copy-paste each and every word I have read. . .
Anyway, the first and second site had the same thought they stated that; the original details was not clear but it was based on the priest named Valentine way back in the reign of Roman emperor Claudius II aka “Claudius the Cruel” in 270 AD when the Christianity was on severe persecution because men those days wouldn't want to go to a war as they do not want to leave their wives and engaged girlfriends, to solve this issue Claudius II decided to put an annulment in all marriages/engagements and no more weddings are to be performed.

But the priest Valentine disobey the emperor's command as he believes that “the sanctity of marriage” is part of God's plan for mankind, so he secretly continued the wedding ceremonies for Christian couples. When the emperor Claudius II discovered; he ordered to arrest Valentine and killed him, it was a coincidence Valentines' death was on February 14, 270 AD.

Christians wanted to remember the priest good deeds that every February 14th of the year Valentines' Day was celebrated.

I also read that one of the traditions in Valentines' day celebration was putting female names on one jar and another jar for male names then they would draw one name on each jar at the same time for partnership in Valentines' evening feast.
Another site I read was the Roman traditions' where a young boy and girl were to be partnered for the entire festival/or whole year and in return they would fall in love and marry.

Nevertheless, whatever or wherever the Valentines' Day started it is never the only time of the year where we can express our loving feelings to our special someone, like other holidays i.e. Christmas we have to love our neighbors in every day of the year.

(^_^) ai thank you bow! (^_^)

ice9web, history of Valentines day



Thank you for the message (^_^)

If you look into my eyes
will you see my love for you?
If you look at my lips
will you know it's meant for you?

Everything happens for reasons...
Every moment has its own seasons...

The right time will come,
we will be together for eternity,
The right moment will come
our bond shall be filled with God's Blessings and Security.

© Aice Nice Poems