Different facets of Valentine's day

                              Yes, the first thing that strikes our mind when we speak about February is the Valentine's Day that is celebrated on the second week of February. We call it the valentine's week because, lovers all over the world celebrate their romantic love with their valentine by spending time together. Couples use chocolates, gifts, cards, teddy bears, flowers and red hearts to express their love.

The history of Valentine’s Day:

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. Valentine's Day, also called St. after the Roman emperor Claudius 2nd outlawed marriage, Saint Valentine secretly married couples to spare the husband from war. It was traditional for men and women to exchange flowers on their wedding day, as a sign of good luck and the day started of a blooming Relationship. The day saint valentine died, by exchanging flowers, chocolate, teddy. It is for this reason that his feast day is associated with love. Valentine appeared in the 1500, and by the late 1700s commercially printed cards were being used. The first commercial valentine in the united State were printed in the mid-1800s. Valentine's commonly depict cupid, The Roman god of love, along with hearts, traditionally the seat of emotions. Because it was thought that the avian mating season begins in mid-February, birds also becomes a symbol of the day. Traditional gifts includes candy, flowers, particularly Red roses, a symbol of beauty and love. Every year, more than 36 million heart shaped boxes of chocolates are sold across the country. Valentine’s Day is celebrated every February 14 as couples across the globe honour their spouses, partners and sweethearts. Hundreds of years of traditions and customs have made it into the holiday that we observe today. Here are nine interesting facts about the holiday dedicated to love. History’s first valentine was written in perhaps one of the most unromantic places conceivable: a prison. Charles, Duke of Orleans wrote the love letter to his second wife at the age of 21 while captured at the Battle of Agincourt. As a prisoner for more than 20 years, he would never see his valentine’s reaction to the poem he penned to her in the early 15th century.

                             In western countries Valentine’s Day is celebrated as like a festival. They give flowers, chocolate, teddy etc... Because they could not control their love. I am struck with words to conclude this essay on Valentine’s Day as the love of the couple has no end.           

             – NARBHAVI . E

  • SONIYA . R


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