Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Yesterday, February 14th was the traditional day of love and friendship. Every year people exchange or give flowers, cards, candies, etc. I saw a lot of people at school really excited with flowers or teddy bears in their hands. Is really nice to have a loved one and know that their care about you and receive all of this nice things. But I was wondering if half of them know what this is about... Well I found out through the internet the history about this day. The celebration is because of a saint called Valentine and it says:
“According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.”
This history just take part of many that are out there but I think is good to know unless one of them.
I hope that you guys had a great valentine’s day and wish you the best =)
And received all of those great things(chocolates, cookies, etc =).)

1 comment:

Sarah Quintana said...

That's interesting to know about how Valentine's Day got started jannette. I had an awesome Valentine's with my boyfriend, I recieved a beautiful ring from him and in return I gave him a picture frame with a picture of us. I think Valentine's Day is an awesome day because it is the one day set aside from the rest that is spent showing how much you care and appreciate someone. I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!