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Monday, February 14, 2011

~~~Happy Valentine's Day~~~

Wishing all my Bloggin' Friends

a Very Happy Valentines Day!

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, Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 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 the High 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.
May your Valentines Day be very special!!!

10 comments:

Russ Krecklow said...

Thanks for the wonderful wishes! I will pass them along to my wife, who is also named Donna.

Donna K said...

Happy Velentines day and what a wonderful post on the history of this celebration.

Rick and Paulette said...

Have a great day, Donna! Thanks for the history lesson on Valentine's Day.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Enjoy your sunny days...we actually had one for ourselves yesterday here in NE Indiana.
The rv is surrounded by snow, which makes Jim and I sick.
The urge to travel will hit when the sun starts to shine again. Ahh man...we miss those days. Maybe we should go play the lottery!
Happy days to y'all.

K and D in the RV said...

Have a wonderful day, Donna and Ralph!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Hope you have a great day!

PEA said...

Happy Valentine's Day, dear Donna:-) Make sure you come over to pick up your Valentine!! xoxo

Jessica said...

Happy Valentines Day, Donna! :) Hope you had a wonderful day!!

Sue and Doug said...

hope that you and Ralph had a great Valentine's day!!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I do hope you had a very nice, "Special day of Love" yourself!! I enjoyed reading about the history of celebrating love too. Didn't know about the deletion of it on the calendar....I find it odd tho, that the Pope would do it...I'm wondering why.


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