2/14/2007

Valentine's Day



Its the day where most of the people in the world celebrate their love and romance with joy and happiness.But very few of them knows about the history of Valentine day.
Tales about the day and the history :

  • The day probably took its name from a priest who was martyred about AD270 by the emperor claudius || gothicus.According to tale,the priest signed a letter to his jailer's daughter,with whom he had fallen in love. ,"FROM YOUR VALENTINE"
  • The day may also have originated in the ancient Roman celebration of the feast of Lupercalia in honour of Juno,the queen of the Roman gods and goddesses on feb 14.At the feast held the next day,the women would write love letters and stick them in an urn.The men would pick the love letter and from the next year will pursue the woman.
  • The custom of exchanging cards and other tokens of love on Feb 14 began to devolop in England and France in the 14th and 15th century and became popular in USA in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • In Us the first commercially produced cards were manufactured by Robert H Elton of New York in 1834.
  • Since 1984 couples have been married on the 80th floor of Empire state building on Feb 14



    Five point someone
    wishes all its viewers HAPPY VALENTINES DAY and If anyone want to tell us about your love you can express yourself in comments or mail to me so that I can publish it in the next posts

    Courtesy : Hindustan Times


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