just to start the LOVE month1:31 AM
Hello everyone. Happy LOVE month to all. Before i wanna share my thoughts about Valentine's day... haven't you asked yourself, Why do we need to celebrate V-Day?, Why do people ask you to wear red shirt and stuff alike? are these things has significance in the occasion? What is Valentine's Day?
We celebrate Valentine's Day, because until 1969, it was one of the many Saint's Days observed by the Catholic Church. It was dedicated to the patron saint of romantic causes, St. Valentine. Although it was removed from the Church's calendar in 1969, the religious meaning coupled with Valentine's Day's roots in Roman paganism have allowed it to continue as a holiday for everyone. Early Christians saw Valentine's Day as a way to honor St. Valentine, of whom there were actually three. The Catholic Church recognizes three saints by that name, all who were martyred on February 14. The St. Valentine the day is named for was, most likely, a priest in the 3rd century who performed secret marriages when the Roman Emperor Claudius II thought single soldiers were more likely to enlist in the army. That St. Valentine was imprisoned and executed on February 4, 270. It is believed he was responsible for giving the jailer's blind daughter back her eyesight, and before his execution, he sent herss a note saying, "From your Valentine." The phrase is still widely used on valentines today. It wasn't until 1537 that St. Valentine's day was declared an official holiday. England's King Henry VIII, known for his ways of disposing of wives, declared February 14th a holiday. It was another century and a half before religious devotional cards became non-religious cards to reflect the change in the holiday. In 496 A.D., February 14, was declared in the name of St. Valentine by Pope Gelasius. It remained a Church holiday until 1969, when Pope Paul VI took it from the calender. On February 14, the ancient Romans celebrated the Feast of Lupercalia in honor of Juno, the queen of the Roman gods and goddesses. Juno was also the goddess of womesn and marriage so honoring her was thought to be a fertility rite. At the feast held the next day, the women would write love letters and stick them in a large urn. The men would pick a letter from the urn and for the next year, pursue the woman who wrote the chosen letter. This custom lasted until the 1700s when people decided their beloveds should be chosen by sight, not luck.Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?
credit to: COOL QUIZ
I guess thats it. It does explain all.
Heres another another story of mine.
-my friend hands me a book... he just told me to read it, and so i did... the book has no cover and all articles written talks about love.
and i just want to share this phrase from Leo Buscaglia "St. Valentine's Day" -
"Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly, and without expectation….We don’t love to be loved; we love to love."
i also love this paragraph from same article...
"Of course, love should be celebrated every day and our hearts should always be imbued with it. In this case, you life will become entirely wonderful, diverting, bright. The one who has ever been in love knows how absorbing this feeling is, how it penetrates you and creates a marvelous atmosphere of blissful happiness. Being the essence of live, love exists not in the outer world, but in the inner one – inside of us, and we should enchase it in our soul."
its in the book i read. You should read the book as well, but, i dunno where is that book, i just left it somewhere here in my room.
The reason why i think persons celebrate Valentine's Day is basically is to show that special person whom he or she respect, love and/or can trust, a day to devote or show how much they really appreciate them. In doing this they can either buy a gift, take them out or show them simply by the way they treat them.
Each major holiday, when you think about it, has a major focus: be it "rebirth", "thankfulness", or just getting drunk and rowdy! Valentine's Day is the day we celebrate love: mostly in the form of Eros, but in other forms as well.
But, frankly it all depends on you..one may think this way that this is a commercial holiday, but, on the other hand all of us as people have forgotten to make each day filled with love and care for the people who matter. That is the reason such days are important. it is a personal choice you can think of it either ways.
Valentine's Day are not only for lovers, but also for single who show to their families and other love ones.
My plans for that day is to really show him how much i love speaking to him and being around him, also how much i love him. (Believe me, while the gift you give may easily be destroyed this would be in his /her heart for a long time.)
But, the truth is I would go out with my friends and have some fun! lol
Love... Love.. Love!
Love... Love.. Love!
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