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Valentine’s Day I’LL be your sweetheart, if you will be mine, ALL of my life I’LL be your Valentine.
The custom of celebrating St.Valentine’s Day. The custom of celebrating St.Valentine’s сomes from the festivals, called “Lupercalia” . There were games and dancing and then each young man drew from the urn the name of the young maiden who would be his sweetheart for the coming year.
The custom of celebrating St.Valentine’s Day. February 14, the Roman date of the festival, it was a day for young lovers. After the introduction of Christianity, pagan customs were suppressed, but the festival was continued, and in the seventh century it began to be called St.Valentine’s Day.
The origin of the name. . Valentine was a Christian who lived in the 3rd century. The Roman Emperor decided that his soldiers must not marry, because married soldiers are not good soldiers. Valentine worked for the church, and one day he helped a soldier to get married.
The origin of the name. Before Valentine was put to death by the Romans, he sent a note of friendship to the jailar’s blind daughter. The Christian Church took for his saint’s day February 14th.
The origin of the name. And the other theory is that February 14 chosen because birds traditionally began to mate on that day.
Romantic History The Roman Conquerors carried the celebration to England, where pagan and Christian customs combined. We know the custom was well established in Shakespeare’s time, for Ophelia wanted to be “betime” at Hamlet’s window. She sang: “To-morrow is Saint Valentine’s day, All in the morning “betime”, And I a maid at your window, To be your valentine!”
Millions of people go to Verona, Italy, to see “the house of Juliet”. This 13th century house belonged to the Cappello family, who had a daughter called Juliet. Juliet Cappello was born on the 16th of September, 1284. there were many legends and poems about her romance with a young man , and these legends probably inspired William Shakespeare to write his famous play in 1596.
Tourists like standing on the balcony of “the house of Juliet” because they believe that it’s the balcony where Juliet Cappello and Romeo Montague revealed their love to each other. And thousands of lovers from all over the world leave their love notes on the walls of the house. The town’s cleaners have tried to remove them many times but they keep appearing again and again.
There is also an unusual volunteer organization in Verona – the Juliet’s club. Every year they receive about 5, 000 letters from heartbroken men and women all over the world. And each letter is answered!
This tradition dates from 1937, when the guardian of Juliet Cappello’s tomb found a letter at her grave. It have a very simple address –”to Juliet, Verona”- and was written by an English man who was desperately in love with a girl. The guardian felt sorry for the Englishman and decided to write back pretending to be Julie’s secretary. This is how the Juliet club started.
On the 16th of September, there is a festival in Verona to celebrate Juliet’ birthday. For Valentine’s Day, the Club organizes a “Dear Juliet” prize for the best lover letter received. The winners are always the Italians and French – they write the most passionate letters.
. Every February 14th, boys and girls, sweethearts and lovers husbands and wives, friends and neighbors, even the offices staff will exchange greetings of affection, undying love or satirical comment. GREETINGS of AFFECTIONS I” LL BE SICK IF YOU ARE NOT MINE.
Greetings of Affection Here’s a valentine, And this is what it’s for- *You’re at the top of my list. You’re loved More and more and more! * If you will be my valentine, My charming little dear, The sun can never help but shine Throughout the coming year!
Roses are red, Violets are blue, honey’s sweet, And so are you. I dream about you Every night. Be my Valentine And hold me tight. The sky is high, The sea is deep. Thinking of you I cannot sleep. If you love me like I love you Nothing but death will part us two. Roses are red, Violets are blue, I don’t know the rest. But I know I LOVE YOU! Honeysuckle’s yellow, And leaves are green, You are the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen!
You are my rainbow, You are my star, You are my bright red cookie jar. You are my goldfish, You are my pie, You are the apple of my eye. You are my daisy, You are my vine, You are my own true Valentine! I’ll be your sweetheart, if you will be mine, All my life I’ll be your Valentine! You stepped into my heart, Turning it from stone, And I’ll always love you, For now I’ll never be alone.
Symbols of love and friendship Ornaments for early valentines were made by hand. Each had a special meaning. A fan meant “Open up your heart”. A ribbon meant “you are tied up”. Rice meant a wedding. A ring meant a wedding too, or engagement. The symbol told his fortune. Sometimes the symbols were put in gift packages. Hearts are the most romantic symbol. Candy, cookies, and even cakes are made in heart shapes for valentine parties. One of the most famous valentine symbols is Cupid with his bow and arrow.
Where did St Valentine live? In Greece In Rome In Great Britain 2. What holiday do you celebrate on the 14th of February? The New year St.Valentine’s Day Mother’s Day 3. What can say about the prehistory of the holiday ?
4. why was St Valentine beheaded? because he secretly married young couples because he was always in love with someone because he ran away with Emperor Claudius’s daughter 5. Whom did St.Valentine fall in love with? His prisoner’s daughter His prisoner’s wife His prisoner’s sister 6. What colour is associated with St Valentine’s Day? Orange Purple Red
Be sweetheart for the coming year. Christian customs. Pagan customs, and festivals. Saint patron of lovers. Be called. Be suppressed. The origin of the name. Be engaged. A wedding day. Greetings of affection. Undying love. Send Valentine cards to…
I’m going to wrap myself in paper, I’m going to stick myself with glue, I’m going to tie a BIG bow on me, I’m going to mail myself to you!
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