Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Day , A Romantic Day ( special edition )

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you.

Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14. People exchange valentines—greeting cards or gifts of candy and flowers—with friends and people they love on this day. Valentines express love and affection.

The symbol of Valentine’s Day is a large red heart with an arrow through it. It’s a time for silly rhymes, like the one above, on heart-shaped cards.


Valentine’s Day probably started out as a religious festival, or feast day, in honor of a Christian saint. There were two saints named Valentine who lived in Rome in the 3rd century. Both seem to have died on February 14.

In the year 496, the pope—the head of the Roman Catholic Church—declared February 14 to be Saint Valentine’s Day.


The middle of February was once considered to be the start of spring. It was a time when birds began mating. It was also a time when young men chose young women to be their dates for the spring festivals. These associations helped give the holiday a sense of romance and new beginnings.

By the 1800s, Saint Valentine’s Day was popular throughout Britain and the United States. In 1902, a candy company came out with the first heart-shaped candies. They had “Be Mine” and other messages stamped on them. The company now sells about 8 billion of these hearts each year.
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jiff0777 said...

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