Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14. It’s a day of love; people usually give presents for the people they love. It is a day to show how much you love others.
People give flowers, usually red roses to their friends, loves. Sometimes cute little or big toys are gifted. Then, of course, there is chocolate, which is gifted in beautiful, heart’s shape’s boxes. And let us not forget postcards, which are very important to this celebration. I think we can find postcards on every celebration, because sometimes it’s easier to say what you think on a paper. It’s even more beautiful if the postcards are made by ourselves. It’s nice to free your imagination and do everything what is beautiful.
History of Valentine’s Day:
It is believed that St. Valentine was the bishop of Rome, who lived in the third century. By that time emperor Claudius II had made an order that hadn’t let people get married, because he thought that not married men are better warriors. The bishop saw how people were suffering, so he married the couples secretly. When the emperor found out what Valentine was doing, he put him in to the prison and on the 14 of February it was decided to make a death penalty for Valentine. After some time Valentine was called St. Valentine for his good works, for loving the God and making people happy.
Interesting facts about Valentine’s Day:
Red roses are called love flowers, because red color symbolizes strong love to others.
Roman’s god’s of love – Venus’s most lovable flower was a red rose.
In Middle Ages girls, on Valentine’s Day ate unusual food, because they thought that this will help them to dream future love.
Some pet owners about 3 % give presents on Valentine’s Day to their pets.
About 1 billion Valentine’s Day’s cards are exchanged every year.
Symbol ‘X’ means kiss. It is thought that this symbol was found in Middle Ages, when people, who couldn’t write their own names, put ‘x’ after their witness. To show their sincerity they kissed that sign.
In nineteenth century, doctors usually suggested to eat chocolate to distressed people who lost their loves.
There are Valentine’s Day’s traditions in our school as well. We have Valentine’s Day’s postbox and we can write letters, draw or buy postcards to anyone we want to write to and then put it to the postbox before Valentine’s Day. On the celebration the box is opened and the letters are given to people they are sent to.
Last year, when we came to school, a half heart, which was made of
paper, with a number on it was given to us and we needed to find the other half. If we did that, we would go with our found person to the table, on which there were a lot of biscuits. And then we were given a biscuit and we could eat it and it was very delicious. Of course it was hard to find a person, who had the same number, but we made it. It was a lot of fun and it is a way to meet new people.
Have a beautiful Valentine’s Day!