Valentines Day is a holiday on the 14th February, celebrating loveand affection.It´s named after Saint Valentine. According to thelegend, marriage was banned in Rome but Saint Valentinecontinued to marry people in secret.Although Valentines Day is considered an important part of theBritish and American year, it is not a national holiday. People stillhave work, school and partake in normal activities.
On Valentine´s Day, it is tradition to give cards, sweets andflowers to the person you love. In school, children sign cards andgive them to each other. Some teachers in primary schools, showthe children how to make these cards and encourage them togive them out.
Adults send each other letters, listen to love songs and go out forromantic dinners. There are certain things associated with Valentine´s Day. It´s common to give red roses, big teddy bears and heart shaped gifts.
From your secret admirer…A common thing that happens on Valentine´s Day is people leavecards for someone they fancy, but don´t sign it with their name.They leave ´from your secret admirer´.Another thing that people say to each other is ´be my Valentine!´
Every year, terrible films and music are played everywhere.
This holiday is most popular in USA, although still a big traditionin UK. In USA, 190million Valentine´s Day cards are sent everyyear. If you include the ones sent in schools, the figure is 1 billion– with teachers receiving the most!In UK, 1.6billion pounds is spent each year on Valentine´s Day!
Some people hate Valentine´s Day though!Valentine´s Day can be a lonely time for some people. They get upsetthat they are single. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T_fZUiN3Eg