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Valentine's Day Reflections

Valentine's Day is for lovers, when the partners to exchange business cards, flowers and gifts among them. The symbols of Valentine's Day include modern forms of hearts, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Around the world, people celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14 and people from different countries celebrate this great day in different ways. Lovers of the world in celebrating Valentine's Day, should know the history of this day.

History of Valentine's Day

There are many stories about the origin of Valentine's Day.

One of the most important are the history of Saint Valentine, who lived during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius. Claudius never allowed the young men of his empire to marry because he thought it would reduce their commitment to their work. But Valentine was against his notion. He stepped forward and encouraged young couples to marry. But when the emperor came to know that he was sentenced to death.

On this day we celebrate Valentine's Day. " There are other stories too turning around the origin of this day. It was said that Valentine fell in love with the jailers daughter and exchanged romantic letters to her. Whatever may be the story, the big day for lovers to express their love for each other.

It was in 1537 that St. Valentine was officially declared as a holiday. King Henry VIII of England has declared this day as a holiday. Only later, maps of religious devotion paved way for other types of cards.

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In 496 AD Pope Gelasius dedicated Feb. 14 in the name of St. Valentine. Feb. 14 was considered a holiday church until 1969 and, finally, Pope Paul VI removed date from the calendar. You can download valentines day wallpapers free.

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Roman celebrations in February 14th

The Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia to respect the queen of Roman gods and goddesses on February 14. A celebration will take place the day coming in which women write love letters. Men select a letter each year and go ahead with this woman. Finally, this tradition has ended, as people began to think that their partners should not be chosen by chance.

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