Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine's Day.


A greeting or gift, usually a card or message sent to a person, one loves or is attracted, as a token of love on Valentine's Day.
All know about this popular day yet very few knew it had a long history.

It began over 2,700 years ago as celebration to Lupercus, the Roman god who watched over sheep and shepherds.
But as the years passed, it became a holiday for Juno, queen of Roman gods for marriage and love.

By the year 496, the Christian church had become powerful.
Pope Gelasius head of the church, didn't believe in the old Roman gods.
He decided to make Juno's holiday into a church holiday.
He looked around for a saint to honor and found one named Valentine.
Valentine died on February 14, 269. Juno's holiday was on February 15.
Pope changed it to Saint Valentine's Day.

Because Valentine's Day was now a church holiday, it spread too.
Pope Gelasius had planned Valentine's Day as a religious holiday. But in most countries it didn't work out that way.
People enjoyed the old holiday of love too much to change it.

Wish you all a happy Valentine's Day in advance.

24 comments:

  1. i dunno that.. thanks for sharing... :)

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  2. Wish you have a great valentine day and may the world be flooding with love :-)

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  3. Thanks for that nice trivia.. Happy Hearts Day :)

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  4. what could've caused the change from sheeps to god of love... ? time really is that powerful...
    history has lots of mystery...
    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY nonetheless...
    thanks for the info..

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  5. May everyday be full of love and blessings from above for all of us.. Wishing you love not only on that day but for always..

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  6. interesting information.. nice to have read this one.. :)

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  7. happy pink day Siiiiiiiirrr :)

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  8. dah pada siap2 mo valentinan nih ya...

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  9. hi there! thanks for dropping by my site.

    you have a very cool site here! i'll pass by again for sure...

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  10. unfortunately...

    i don't have a girlfriend yet...

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  11. Valentine is a beautiful day where we give sign of love in the beloved.

    Nice writing, thx :D

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  12. happy valentine for you as well..hope it is not too early for such greating..thanks for dropping by..

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  13. Too bad. That day is not a holiday on my country. ^_^'

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  14. Thanks for sharing this information. Excellent work dude.

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  15. yep smile just for smile ahahahaha

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  16. dropped by Here to greet you also Happy Valentines Day

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  17. Very interesting. Good day

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  18. happy valentine's day my friend...

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  19. glad to know that kind of information...
    thanks for sharing it w/us..=)

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    come and participate in our handmade greeting card give away.
    Just post in ur comment. Thank you!

    Cheers,
    Eve

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