what you need to know about valentines day
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today

What you need to know about Valentine's Day

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today What you need to know about Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day
Muscat - Arab Today

There are many theories on how Valentine’s Day began. The holiday may go back to ancient Roman times, when a festival called Lupercalia was held on February 15. Lupercalia was a celebration honouring Juno, the Roman deity of women and marriage. During the festival, women wrote love notes called billets and put them in a large jar or urn. Each man would select a note and pursue the woman whose name was on it. Another theory is that Valentine’s Day began with one or more early Christian saints. According to one legend, the Roman Emperor Claudius II (A.D. 200s) forbade all marriages, believing that single men made better soldiers.

But a priest named Valentine broke the law and married many couples in secret. Another story tells of an early Christian named Valentine who befriended children. When he was imprisoned by the Romans for his faith, Valentine’s little friends gave him notes and cards through his jail window. This may explain the tradition of exchanging cards on Valentine’s Day. Most of the Christian stories agree that Valentine was killed by the Romans on February 14 around A.D. 269. People began to make and sell valentines on a commercial level in the mid-1800s. During this time, it also became affordable to mail valentines. (Previously, postage was so expensive that cards were almost always hand-delivered.) 

In the 1830s, Esther A. Howland of Worcester, Massachusetts, became the first American to make mass-produced Valentines. She hired a staff of women and set up an assembly line: One group glued on flowers, others added lace, and some painted leaves. Her sales amounted to about $130,000 annually. Today, there are almost 2,000 greeting card publishers in the United States. Flowers are symbolic of love blooming and waning. Red is symbolic of strong emotions; yellow, of jealousy. Other flowers also have symbolic meanings. The forget-me-not represents true love. The periwinkle is used to express early friendship (blue) and happy memories (white).

Did you know?

1. Hundreds of years ago, children in England dressed up as adults on Valentine’s Day and sang songs door to door.

2. There is also an old English myth claiming that February 14 is the day the birds of spring choose their mates.

3. The British artist Kate Greenaway was famous for her Valentines decorated with lovely children and gardens.

4. The language of flowers was developed in the 1600s in Constantinople and Persia.

5. The red rose is very popular and was said to be the favourite flower of Venus, the deity of love exchanged during this day.

6. How you combined a bouquet for your Valentine could say quite a lot .


Source :Times Of Oman

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 14:03 2017 Thursday ,16 March

Morning tips to prepare for the day

GMT 12:57 2017 Thursday ,09 March

Travel etiquettes for you to follow

GMT 15:02 2017 Monday ,06 March

Instil reading habits in your children

GMT 15:24 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Time to get some me time

GMT 10:05 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Make clean eating a choice

GMT 11:30 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Four dynamic ways to style your family’s portraits

GMT 11:23 2017 Sunday ,12 February

Coping with cancer
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

what you need to know about valentines day what you need to know about valentines day

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

what you need to know about valentines day what you need to know about valentines day

 



GMT 08:40 2017 Sunday ,24 December

Hurting Madrid refuse to throw in the towel - Zidane

GMT 12:54 2016 Monday ,19 September

Munich's Oktoberfest opens amid tight security

GMT 10:06 2016 Friday ,19 August

Murray survives grueling day for top seeds

GMT 12:12 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Pakistani Premier meets British FM

GMT 20:00 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Egypt to tackle overpopulation

GMT 03:07 2018 Friday ,19 January

Amazonians want pope to come to their defense

GMT 09:13 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

Volkswagen reports record global car sales

GMT 13:50 2017 Saturday ,11 February

Tanzanian president appoints new anti-narcotics team

GMT 20:39 2017 Tuesday ,18 April

AL to organize ceremony to honor Bahraini PM

GMT 10:30 2017 Thursday ,26 October

Asia faces air travel infrastructure 'crisis': IATA

GMT 11:37 2017 Tuesday ,12 December

A Better Mammogram? Huge Study Putting

GMT 11:19 2017 Sunday ,10 December

Ronaldo stars as rejuvenated

GMT 05:00 2017 Tuesday ,18 April

Ant hikes MoneyGram bid by more than a third

GMT 04:51 2017 Thursday ,16 March

Cathay Pacific posts 1st annual loss since 2008
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday