What does Valentine's Day stands for?

  • Monday, 09 February 2015 12:34
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What does Valentine's Day stands for?
 
Every year, on the 14th of February people around the world celebrate more and more Valentine's Day. 
 
But where does it come from?
 
We know that is a day where you show appreciation towards the loved ones. 
The market is blooming on this day when loads of flowers, heart shaped chocolate boxes, teddy bears and other gadgets are being sold. It’s a million dollar business…but why do we celebrate it?
 
Well, it all began long long time ago in 270 A.D. to be more precise when a Christian man called Valentinus was dying and he had his daughter Julia by his side. In his last moments he inspire his blind daughter, Julia, to believe in God, pray and thought her arithmetic. 
 
On the eve of his death Valentinus wrote his last note to Julia, signed ‘From your Valentine’. In his letter he is trying to make his daughter stay closer to God.
 
‘His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 270 A.D., near a gate that was later named Porta Valentini in his memory.   He was buried at what is now the Church of Praxedes in Rome.   It is said that Julia planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave.   Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship.   On each February 14, Saint Valentine's Day, messages of affection, love, and devotion are exchanged around the world."
 
Happy Valentine's Day to you all!
 
 
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