Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day

  Posted By Muhammad Basharat

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD.

 It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards(known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in theHigh Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

Famous Quotes
Marguerite de ValoisIt is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken.

Todd RuthmanIt is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it is the little differences that make them interesting.

William ShakespeareLove looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.


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