History Of Valentine’s Day For Kids

February 14, 2011 by Post Team 

History Of Valentine’s Day For Kids, If you look into Valentine’s Holyday, it is just a day of to express the love between two lovers, this holyday is banned in some societies, but these days when world facing various kind of crises so these events should be continue without any prohibitions, Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s commonly abbreviated, is an annual celebration held on February 14 celebrating the love and affection between intimate partners.

The day is named after one or more Christian martyrs, Valentine, and was created by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. Pope Paul VI removed him from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969, but religious practice is still permitted. It is traditionally a day when lovers express their love for each other with flowers, offering candy, and sending greeting cards (known as “Valentine”). The first day was associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in High Middle Ages, where the tradition of courtly love flourished.

Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, written valentines were led to mass production of greeting cards.

Many early Christian martyrs were named Valentine. Valentine’s Day to honor the Feb. 14 Valentine of Rome (VSERP Valentin. M. Romae) and Valentine of Terni (Valentin ep. Interamnensis m. Romae. Valentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who was martyred about AD 269 and was buried on the Via Flaminia. His relics are at the Church of St. Praxede in Rome, and Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland.

Valentine of Terni became bishop of Interamna (modern Terni) about AD 197 and was martyred during the persecution of Emperor Aurelian. He is buried on the Via Flaminia, but in a different location than Valentine of Rome. His relics are at the Basilica of Saint Valentine in Terni (Basilica di San Valentino).

The Catholic Encyclopedia also speaks of a third saint named Valentine who was mentioned in the beginning martyrologies dated February 14. He was martyred in Africa with a number of companions, but nothing more is known about him.

No romantic element is present in the original early medieval biographies of either of these martyrs. At the time a Saint Valentine became linked to romance in the 14th century, distinctions between Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni were utterly lost.

In the 1969 revision of the Roman Catholic calendar of saints, the feast of Saint Valentine on February 14 was withdrawn from the General Roman Calendar and relegated to particular calendars (local or even national) for the following reason: “Though the memorial Saint Valentine is ancient, it is left to particular calendars, since, besides its name, nothing is known of Saint Valentine except that he was buried on the Via Flaminia on 14 February. “The festival is still celebrated in Balzan (Malta), where the relics of the saint are claimed to find, and also in the world by Catholic traditionalists who follow the older, pre-Vatican II calendar. February 14 is celebrated as Valentine’s Day in other Christian denominations; it has, for example, the rank of “remembrance” in the calendar of the Church of England and other parts of the Anglican Communion.

[via wikipedia and various online sources]

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