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St Valentine Day History

St Valentine Day History:

Valentine Day Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine.

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Valentine’s Day History

Roman Roots:

The history of Valentine’s Day is complicated and further clouded by various extravagant legends. The holiday’s roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration memorizable annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan anniversary as a Christian feast day circa 496, confirming February 14 to be St. Valentine’s Day. Check Who was Killed in the St. Valentines Massacre.

Valentines Galore:

Which St. Valentine this first Pope designed to credit remains a riddle: according to the Catholic Encyclopedia, there were partially three early Christian saints by that name. First was a priest in Rome, the second was a bishop in Terni, and of a third was St. Valentine virtually nothing is familiar rather that he met his end in Africa. Rather absolutely, all three Valentines were said to have been annoyed on Feb. 14.

Most intellectual believe that the St. Valentine of the holiday was a father who captivates the disapproval of Roman emperor Claudius II around 270. At this stage, the real ends and the mythic establish. According to one legend, Claudius II had banned marriage for young men, assuring that single men made superior soldiers. Valentine extended to perform marriage ceremonies secretly but was finally busted by the Romans and put to death. Another legend has it that Valentine, jailed by Claudius, drop in love with the daughter of his jailer. Before he was executed, he allegedly sent her a letter autographed “from your Valentine.” Probably the most plausible story surrounding St. Valentine is one not attracted on Eros (passionate love) but agape (Christian love): he was bothered for refusing to renounce his religion. You also check ST Valentine’s Day Massacre Photos.

In 1969, the Catholic Church updated its liturgical calendar, eliminating the dinner days of saints whose old elements were questionable. St. Valentine was one of the calamity.

Chaucer’s Love Birds:

It was not until the 14th century that this Christian dinner day grows into definitively linked with love. According to UCLA medieval intellectual Henry Ansgar Kelly, writer of Chaucer and the Cult of Saint Valentine, it was Chaucer who first combined St. Valentine’s Day with romance.

In 1381, Chaucer wrote a poem in celebration of the engagement between England’s Richard II and Anne of Bohemia. As was the dramatic culture, Chaucer associated the occasion with a feast day. In “The Parliament of Fowls,” the royal engagement, the mating season of birds, and St. Valentine’s Day are linked:

For this was on St. Valentine’s Day,
When every fowl cometh there to choose his mate.

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The Tradition of Valentine’s Cards:

Over the centuries, the holiday expands, and by the 18th century, gift-giving and exchanging Handmade Cards Ideas and Handmade Crafts on Valentine’s Day had become familiar in England. Handmade Valentine cards and handmade valentine crafts made of lace, ribbons, and featuring cupids and hearts eventually spread to the American colonies. The culture of Valentine’s cards did not become broad in the United States, however, until the 1850s, when Esther A. Howland, a Mount Holyoke alumnus, and native of Worcester, Mass., began mass-producing them. Today the holiday has become a growing commercial success. According to the Greeting Card Association, 25% of all cards sent each year are valentines. You also Send Happy Valentines Day Quotes to your love ones.

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