Tuesday, February 14, 2012

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

                   It's a day for HAPPY HEARTS to celebrate LOVE!


                        

According to Wikipedia:  Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. It was first established by Pope Gelsasius in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the German Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.
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. By the 15th century, it had 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").
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.


        Wishing you and your loved ones a day of love, health and  happiness!

1 comment:

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