Valentine's day 2012

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Valentine's day 2012

  1. 1. Valentine’s Day 2012 How Americans Celebrate The Day of Love February 14 th
  2. 2. The History of Saint Valentine’s Day <ul><li>Legend has it that in the third century, Emperor Claudius II of Rome made it illegal for men to get married because he wanted them to fight in his wars. </li></ul><ul><li>A local priest named Valentine broke the law and helped young couples who wanted to get married. </li></ul><ul><li>When Claudius found out about Valentine’s secret marriages, he had Valentine arrested and ordered for him to be killed. </li></ul><ul><li>While Valentine was in jail, he wrote a love letter to his girlfriend and signed it “From Your Valentine.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. The History of Saint Valentine’s Day <ul><li>Many years later, the Catholic Church recognized Valentine as a saint for his efforts to preserve marriage. </li></ul><ul><li>We honor him today on February 14 th of every year. Many people still write love letters to their boyfriends and girlfriends. They sign the letters “From Your Valentine.” </li></ul><ul><li>Many people get engaged or get married on Valentine’s Day. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Valentine’s Day Vocabulary <ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Crush </li></ul><ul><li>Sweetheart </li></ul><ul><li>My Valentine </li></ul><ul><li>Cupid </li></ul><ul><li>Love Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Secret Admirer </li></ul><ul><li>To Get Engaged </li></ul><ul><li>To Get Married </li></ul>
  5. 5. Symbols of Valentine’s Day Candy Roses Cupid
  6. 6. Ways to Celebrate Dress in Red and Pink Tell your “crush” that you love him/her Give your mom flowers Give candy to your friends
  7. 7. Do You Know This Famous Love Song? <ul><li>Can You Feel the Love Tonight? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Or This One? <ul><li>A Whole New World </li></ul>
  9. 9. Let’s Translate This Popular Love Song <ul><li>Love You Like a Love Song by Selena Gomez </li></ul><ul><li>It's been said and done Every beautiful thought has been already sung And I guess right now here's another one So your melody will play on and on, with best of them You are beautiful, like a dream come alive, incredible A centerfold miracle, lyrical You've saved my life again And I want you to know baby I love you like a love song, baby And I keep hitting repeat </li></ul><ul><li>I love you like a love song, baby And I keep hitting repeat </li></ul>

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