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Saturday, January 31, 2009

What Does Valentine Mean?


According to history, Valentine was a name of one of a multitude of martyred saints of ancient Rome. Of the Saint Valentine whose feast is on 14 February, not anything is known except for his name and too he was buried at the Via Flaminia north of Rome on 14 February. It is a great deal dicey whether the feast of that day celebrates only one saint or two or other saints of the same name. The name "Valentine" means worthy and was popular in late antiquity. The official Roman Martyrology for 14 February mentions only one Saint Valentine.

Why does Valentine symbolize romantic love? When does it implement symbolize that?

It all begins from the Legend Aurea of Jacobus. The very brief vita of St Valentine has him refusing to deny Christ. Before his operate was cut off, this Valentine restored sight and hearing to the daughter of his jailer. Jacobus makes a play investing in the etymology of "Valentine", "as containing valor". Then, it was found up hearts and survive notes signed "from your Valentine", as is sometimes suggested in modern works of sentimental piety. Legend of Valentine turns out in the late ages in England and France, when the day of 14 February became associated with romantic love. 14 February gets Valentine's Day.

Nowadays, history about Saint Valentine might not be known for people. But, it is good to can make out the history of this yearly event. Valentine's Day becomes a very popular day when people share love to every other. Many persons exchange gifts, such as perfumes and fragrances, chocolates, flowers and many others.

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