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St Valentine: the legend


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Ppt about the origin of this romantic festival

St Valentine: the legend

  1. 1. The Legend of St. Valentine Elizabeth Therese Gaughan English Language Assistant IES La Arboleda
  2. 2. What is a Legend? <ul><li>A legend is a story from the past that many people believe , but that cannot be proved to be true. </li></ul><ul><li>The story of St. Valentine is a legend —we don’t know if it’s really true. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you think of other holiday legends ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Santa Claus, Reyes Magos, Easter Bunny, leprechauns, ghosts, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Legend of St. Valentine <ul><li>The legend of St. Valentine begins with the Roman Emperor Claudius II. </li></ul><ul><li>Claudius fought many wars and needed many soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>He thought single men made better soldiers than married men. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to have better soldiers, Claudius decided to make marriage illegal . </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Legend of St. Valentine <ul><li>Valentine was a priest. </li></ul><ul><li>He believed people needed to get married or they would be tempted by sin. </li></ul><ul><li>Valentine broke the law and married people in secret . </li></ul><ul><li>He married people in secret places so the Romans wouldn’t know. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Legend of St. Valentine <ul><li>Soon, the Romans did find out. Valentine was arrested and put in jail . </li></ul><ul><li>Claudius tried to convince Valentine to be a good Roman (not a Christian), but Valentine refused. </li></ul><ul><li>Valentine was killed on February 14 or 24 in the year 269 or 270. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Legend of St. Valentine <ul><li>Before he was killed, Valentine sent letters to his friends and signed them “ Your Valentine ”. </li></ul><ul><li>Today we honor St. Valentine by sending cards and gifts to our special Valentines ! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ideas for your Valentine’s <ul><li>Will you be my Valentine? </li></ul><ul><li>Happy Valentine’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Somebody loves you </li></ul><ul><li>I love you </li></ul><ul><li>Be mine </li></ul><ul><li>You make my heart sing </li></ul><ul><li>You rock </li></ul><ul><li>I have a crush on you </li></ul><ul><li>U R Sweet </li></ul><ul><li>I’m glad we’re friends </li></ul><ul><li>Friends Forever </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve been hit by Cupid’s arrow </li></ul><ul><li>From Your Secret Admirer </li></ul><ul><li>From Your Valentine </li></ul><ul><li>Yours forever </li></ul><ul><li>You warm my heart </li></ul><ul><li>You’re fun </li></ul><ul><li>X O X O (hugs and kisses) </li></ul><ul><li>Best friends </li></ul><ul><li>You light up my life </li></ul><ul><li>Cutie pie </li></ul><ul><li>You’re purr-fect (with a cat) </li></ul><ul><li>Bee mine (with a bee) </li></ul><ul><li>You’re awesome </li></ul><ul><li>Forever love </li></ul><ul><li>You make me smile </li></ul><ul><li>Hot stuff! </li></ul><ul><li>Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet and so are you </li></ul>