About Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is a holiday that happens on February 14th. It is the day of the year when lovers show their Love to each other. This can be done by giving Flowers ,Chocolates, Valentine’s cards or just a nice gift. Valentine’s Day , also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine
Why Celebrate Valentine’s Day ?
February 14 is celebrated as St. Valentine’s Day in various Christian denominations; it has, for example, the rank of ‘commemoration’ in the calendar of saints in the Anglican Communion. In addition, the feast day of Saint Valentine is also given in the calendar of saints of the Lutheran Church.
Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine , a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. There are many stories about St Valentine and over time these stories grew into the legend we know today.
Valentine’s Day Symbols
The practice of sending love messages developed into people sending special cards expressing their affection. These cards were beautiful creations handmade by the sender and individually designed to show how much they loved the recipient. Cards would usually contain sentimental verse, proclaiming the beauty of the receiver and how much they were loved.
Saint Valentine’s Day cards were decorated with pictures of cupid, hearts and flowers and trimmed with lace and ribbon. These images are still used today to symbolise love and are recognised all over the world.