WHERE DID VALENTINE’S DAY COME FROM? The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs, Saint Valentine. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").
In Catholic tradition, St. Valentine was a priest who lived during the reign of Claudius the Cruel. It is said that this priest secretly married couples in love, in violation of the decision of the king. Valentine was a family servant for the young lovers who also wanted a family. When Emperor Claudius found out the secret , he ordered to be imprisoned.
Valentine was not only a priest, he also had healing powers. In prison he cured the daughter of a guard (of blindness), who was madly in love with her. Claudius learned of his action, and ordered to be killed. Thus, on the morning of February 14, Valentine was killed. Before he died, he sent a love letter to guardian’s daughter in which he wrote: "With love from your Valentine!
Dragobetele este o divinitate mitologică, asemenea zeilor antici ai dragostei, Eros şi Cupidon. Dragobetele este un tânăr frumos, care ia minţile fetelor. El este zeul dragostei şi al bunei dispoziţii.
Dragobetele (LogodniculPasarilorsau Cap de Primavara), fiulBabeiDochia era un barbatchipes, inalt, care era supranumitsizeu al fertilitatii. 24 februariesemnifica in traditie, inceputulprimaverii, al renasteriisi al imperecheriipasarilor. Se zice ca Dragobete era un fel de Cupidon, ceoficiacasatorii in randulanimalelor. Preluata din naturasi de catreoameni, aceastasarbatoareestededicatatinerilor care dorescsa se logodeascasisa se casatoreasca. Din traditii, se spune ca fetelesibaietii se intalneau in aceastazi, pentru a participa la jocuri distractive, care sa le oferesansa de a se cunoastesi de a se indragosti. Daca un baiatsaruta o fata care-iplacea, in vazultuturor, eiurmausa se casatoreasca. La fel ca si Sf. Valentin, Dragobetele reprezintaocrotitoruldragosteisi al tinerilorindragostiti.
SYMBOLS OF VALENTINE’S DAY
» Valentine's Day Roses» Valentine's Day Hearts» Cupid» Lovebirds and Doves» Love Knots (emblem of love)
WHO WAS CUPID? In Roman mythology, Cupid (Latin cupido, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, affection . He is the son of goddess Venus and god Mars. In popular culture, Cupid is frequently shown shooting his bow to inspire romantic love, often as an icon of Valentine's Day.
Trandafiri Inimioare Pasari Cupidon
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Similar days honoring loveZilesimilareceonoreazadragostea
In Norfolk, a character called 'Jack' Valentine In Wales DyddSantesDwynwen (St Dwynwen's Day) In France – Saint Valentin In Spain – San Valentin In Portulgal – Dias dos Namorados In Denmark and Norway- Valentinsdag In Sweden it is called Allahjärtans dag ("All Hearts' Day) In Finland Valentine's Day is called Ystävänpäivä which translates into "Friend's day In Estonia Valentine's Day is called Sõbrapäev, which has the same meaning In Slovenia – Saint Gregory’s Day In Turkey - SevgililerGünü ("Sweethearts' Day) In Guatemala - Día del Cariño (Day of the Affection) In Japan – Tanabata In Egypt - Eid el-Hob el-Masri (EgyptianLoveDay)
Do you think that Saint Valentine’s day or Dragobete is a comercial holiday?Credeti ca sarbatoareaSf.Valentinsi Dragobetelesuntsarbatoricomerciale?