Valentine's Day Story
Valentine's Day story that gave birth to the Celebration of Lovers
The Valentine's story that gave birth to the celebration of Valentine's Day was a priest who, in the third century, challenged the emperor Claudius II, who decided to prohibit the celebration of marriages for young people. The religious considered him unjust and married in secret.
Valentine's Day is a traditional celebration of the Anglo-Saxon countries that has been implanted in other countries throughout the twentieth century, mainly in which couples of lovers express their love and affection. It is celebrated on February 14th, Onomasticon Valentine's Day. Its origin dates for the time of the Roman Empire.
Valentine was a priest who, in the third century, practiced in Rome. It governed the Emperor Claudius II, which decided to forbid the celebration of the marriages for young people, because in its opinion singles without family were better soldiers, since they had fewer ties.
The priest considered that the decree was unfair and defied the emperor. Celebrated in the secret marriages (where it has become popular that Valentine is the patron of Lovers). The emperor locked him up. An officer wanted to prove it. He challenged him to turn his eyes to his daughter Julia, who was born blind. Valentin accepted and returned his sight.
Valentín continued to be arrested and executed on February 14, 270. The young Julia, grateful to the saint, planted a rose-blossomed almond tree beside her grave. By, the almond tree is a symbol of lasting love and friendship.
Sanvalentin3 but giving gifts like flowers or chocolates on Valentine's Day is something of the twentieth century. That's why the patron saint of lovers is considered a valentine.
After Pope Gelasius I named on February 14, 494 on the first official Valentine's Day, the festivity was included in the traditional liturgical calendar and was celebrated by the Catholic Church over the next 15 centuries.
But in 1969, under the pontificate of Paul IV and after Vatican Council II, he was eliminated from the calendar. So it happened to be a date with Saint, but without celebration. But it was too late. The festivities had taken root in several societies.
In the twentieth century it became a big business, when the Industrial Revolution allowed the chain of production of greeting cards, one of the most frequent gifts of Valentine's Day.
Americans, for example, spend on cards and other details for that day more than 18.9 billion dollars, according to the United States National Trade Federation.
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