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Valentine’s Day
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Feast of Saint Valentine
Observed by People in many countries;
Type Cultural, Christian, commercial
Significance Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of Love and affection
Observances Sending greeting cards and gifts, dating, church services
Date February 14 (fixed by the Catholic Church); July 7 (fixed by the Orthodox Church)
Frequency annual
Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.
St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.Today, Saint Valentine’s Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine’s Day, albeit on July 6 and July 30, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni). In Brazil, the Dia de São Valentim is recognized on June 12.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine’s_Day

Día de San Valentín
Origen de la celebración Reino Unido, alrededor del siglo XIV
Día de celebración 14 de febrero
Celebrado desde Siglo XIV
El día de san Valentín es una celebración tradicional de países anglosajones que se ha ido implantando en otros países a lo largo del siglo XX principalmente en la que las parejas de enamorados expresan su amor y cariño mutuamente. Se celebra el 14 de febrero, onomástico de san Valentín. En algunos países se conoce como día de los enamorados y en otros como día del amor y la amistad.
En Angloamérica hacia 1840, Esther A. Howland comenzó a vender las primeras tarjetas postales masivas de san Valentín, conocidas como «valentines», con símbolos como la forma del corazón o de Cupido. También en este día es común la tradición de regalar rosas a aquellas personas a las que se tiene un especial afecto.
Existen diversas teorías que otorgan a esta fecha el origen del Día de los Enamorados. En los países nórdicos es durante estas fechas cuando se emparejan y aparean los pájaros, de ahí que este periodo se vea como un símbolo de amor y de creación.
Algunos creen que es una fiesta cristianizada del paganismo, ya que en la antigua Roma se realizaba la adoración al dios del amor, cuyo nombre griego era Eros y a quien los romanos llamaban Cupido. En esta celebración se pedían los favores del dios a través de regalos u ofrendas para conseguir así encontrar al enamorado ideal.
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%ADa_de_San_Valent%C3%ADn

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