Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Real Story about Valentine's day

Valentine is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in most of them. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance.
More than a billion couples are expected to be given away in matrimony in the United States alone during February. But there’s a lot more behind it than just cards and gifts.
There’s a true-life story. It’s a story that teaches us a lot about the true meaning of love, sacrifice, and commitment. St. Valentine (Christian priest) gave his life so that young couples could be bonded together in holy matrimony.

 (Short version of the story) 

As Valentine was awaiting execution, he fell in love with a blind girl who happened to be the jailer’s daughter. On the eve of his execution, Valentine is said to have written her a sonnet in ink that he squeezed from violets. Legend has it that his words made the blind woman see again. They may have killed the man, but not his spirit.

Even centuries after his death, the story of Valentine’s self-sacrificing commitment to love was legendary in Rome. Eventually, he was granted sainthood by the Catholic Church.

They might have picked February 14 as the day of celebration because of the ancient belief that birds (particularly lovebirds, but also owls and doves) began to mate on that very day.
While giving a gift and card, having a candlelight dinner, and sharing special words of love, these acts are all important, but the true spirit of Valentine’s Day needs to last throughout the year
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