Valentinesday

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Historia y leyendas de san Valentín

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Valentinesday

  1. 1. St. Valentine’s Day
  2. 2. St. Valentine’s Day <ul><li>Christian and Roman traditions </li></ul><ul><li>Origins are a mystery </li></ul><ul><li>Many believe it is 1 of 2 legends </li></ul>
  3. 3. Legend 1 <ul><li>3rd Century Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Emperor said single men made better soldiers than men with families </li></ul><ul><li>Outlawed marriage (made marriage illegal) </li></ul><ul><li>Valentine performed marriages in secret </li></ul>
  4. 4. Legend 2 <ul><li>St. Valentine was in prison for disobeying the King </li></ul><ul><li>He fell in love with the jailor’s daughter </li></ul><ul><li>She visited him in prison </li></ul><ul><li>Before he died, he wrote her a letter that ended “From your Valentine” </li></ul>
  5. 5. St. Valentine’s Day (Today) <ul><li>Cupid </li></ul><ul><li>Bow and arrow </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol for St. Valentine’s Day </li></ul>
  6. 6. Greeting Cards <ul><li>1 billion Valentine’s Day cards sent each year </li></ul><ul><li>Only more sent for Christmas </li></ul>
  7. 7. St. Valentine’s Day Gifts <ul><li>Flowers </li></ul>
  8. 8. St. Valentine’s Day Gifts <ul><li>Chocolates </li></ul>
  9. 9. St. Valentine’s Day Gifts <ul><li>Candy </li></ul>

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