Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.
History Of Valentine
What People DO
Traditions On Valentine
Valentine Day Conflicts
• Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day
or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on
February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many
countries around the world, although it remains a
working day in most of them.
• St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration
of one or more early Christian saints named
HISTORY OF VALENTINE
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints
named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred.
One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served
during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II
decided that single men made better soldiers than those with
wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men.
Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius
and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.
When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered
that he be put to death.
WHAT PEOPLE DO
Valentine’s Day celebrations are known to clash with India’s conservative
religious background. It has only been in the most recent years that
Valentine’s Day has become widely recognized in India.
Just like most people in the world, many men and women of India, particularly
young couples, celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way. They dress in fine
clothing and show their loved one how they feel about them. Hotels and
restaurants are fully booked to accommodate couples who are expressing
and celebrating their love for each other. Post offices are filled with flower
deliveries of flowers, packages and romantic letters.
TRADITIONS ON VALENTINE
in ancient Rome, on February 14th, a holiday to honor Juno. Juno was the
Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Romans also knew her as
the Goddess of women and marriage. Then, the following day, February 15th,
began the Feast of Lupercalia.
Over the centuries, the holiday evolved, and by the 18th century, gift-giving
and exchanging hand-made cards on Valentine's Day had become common
in England. Hand-made valentine cards made of lace, ribbons, and featuring
cupids and hearts eventually spread to the American colonies. The tradition of
Valentine's cards did not become widespread in the United States, however,
until the 1850s, when Esther A.
VALENTINE DAY CONFLICTS
In the first part of the 21st century, the celebration of Valentine's Day in Iran
has been harshly criticized by Islamic Teachers who see the celebrations as
opposed to Islamic culture. In 2011, the Iranian printing works owners' union
issued a directive banning the printing and distribution of any goods
promoting the holiday, including cards, gifts and teddy bears.
Islamic officials in Malaysia warned Muslims against celebrating Valentine's
Day, linking it with vice activities. Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin
said the celebration of romantic love was "not suitable" for Muslims.
The concept of Valentine's Day was introduced into Pakistan during the late
1990s with special TV and radio programs. The Jamaat-e-Islami political party
has called for the banning of Valentine's Day celebration.
In Saudi Arabia, in 2002 and 2008, religious police banned the sale of all
Valentine's Day items, telling shop workers to remove any red items, because
the day is considered a Christian holiday. This ban has created a black
market for roses and wrapping paper. In 2012 the religious police arrested
more than 140 Muslims for celebrating the holiday, and confiscated all red
roses from flower shops. Muslims are not allowed to celebrate the holiday,
and non-Muslims can celebrate only behind closed doors.