Trabalho realizado por : Patricia Varela e Marcia Fonseca 7º B Data: 10/02/2012
Valentines Day is celebrated on February 14th every year. It is a day to display affection. People send cards, called valentines, to their friends, family, and loved ones. Verses on valentines often rhyme and express love and affection. Sometimes valentines contain humorous pictures or puns - but almost all ask, "Be My Valentine." Valentines Day falls on the feast day of two different Christian martyrs named Valentine. The customs of Valentines Day has nothing to do with the lives of the saints. It is believed that the customs come from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place every February 15. The festival honored Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage - and Pan, the god of nature. Valentines day is a great day to celebrate our friends. School children decorate their classrooms with bright red paper hearts. They exchange gifts, candy, flowers or "valentines."
Dear heart, on this thrice-blessed day, An thou my sweetheart be, The rose of love shall bide always Upon the red-rose tree. And in the garden of my heart So ceaselessly shall shine, The little birds will know thou art Mine own true Valentine. And I will bid them wing and sing To all good winds that blow, That to thy little feet they bring All blessings, even so. And oer thy cradle I will coax, By every lucky charm, The friendship of the fairy folks To fold thee from all harm. So may they hover round thy head And gently there upon, As doth the April sunshine, shed Most gracious benison. And all fair gifts that Fortune hath, Ill pray she promise these, And that she loose about thy path All sweet influences. Then heres a kiss! and theres a kiss! And kisses, one, two, three! I seal them in the folds of this, And speed them unto thee!