Flow1. General Information2. History3. Symbols4. Vocabulary
1. General InformationValentine’s Day is :•celebrated on 14th of February;•traditional day for lovers in many countries;•many people give cards, letters, flowers,chocolate or presents to their spouse orpartner.
2. HistoryStory no. 1 : Lupercalia•old Roman celebration•on 15th of February•Lupercus: god of crops and fertility
• Unmarried people played a game• Women put their names on a paper in a big jar• Each men drew a paper and spend the festival dancing with the woman he picked
Story no. 2 : Saint Valentin•in the 3rd century A.D. the Roman EmperorClaudius II forbade marriages•Valentine was a Christian priestthat performed marriages in secret•for this reason he was caught and imprisoned
• while in prison he fell in love with the jailer’s blind daughter• with his abilities he cured her blindness• before dying he sent her a letter signed‘From your Valentine’• he died on February 14th
3.Symbols• cupid- symbol of love & desire(Roman god of love, son of Venus)• heart- symbol of love & passion(the shape comes from the silphium plant’s, used in ancient times as a contraceptive)
4.Vocabulary• to have a crush• to be shut through the heart• to be nuts about somebody• to fell head over heels for• love at first sight• to grow old with somebody• to get struck by cupid’s arrow• to be broken hearted