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“Saint Valentine’s Day”
“Saint Valentine’s Day” Tomorrow is Saint Valentine’s Day All in the morning betime, And I a maid at your window To be your Valentine. William Shakespeare from “Hamlet”, Act IV,Scene V
“Saint Valentine’s Day” Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and friendship.
“Saint Valentine’s Day” Love and friendship are very important parts of our lives.
“Saint Valentine’s Day” Valentine’s Day is time to tell people that we like or love them.
“Saint Valentine’s Day” We can do this in a number of ways throughout the year.
“Saint Valentine’s Day” Valentine’s Day is a traditional celebration. It is not a religious or a legal holiday. After Christmas it is the most popular holiday.
“Saint Valentine’s Day” The traditions of the holidays go back in time even before Saint Valentine.
Legends There are several legends about St. Valentine’s Day.
Legends One of the legends says that Valentine was a Christian priest who lived in the 3.century A.D.
Legends He was put into prison by roman authorities for his teaching and was beheaded on February 14.
Legends According to the legend he performed a miracle-he cured his jailer’s daughter of her blindness. Before the execution he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine”.
Legends According to another legend, Valentine was an Italian bishop who lived at about the same time.
Legends He was thrown into prison because he secretly married couples, contrary to the laws of the Roman empire.
Legends The legend says that he was burned at the stake.
Legends Another legend says that the same Valentine wrote to children and friends who loved him from the jail.
The custom February 14 was also a Roman holiday. On this day the young men randomly chose the name of the girl to escort to the festival. The custom of choosing a sweetheart on this day became very popular in the medieval Europe.
“Saint Valentine’s Day” Now, St. Valentine’s Day is the day of the sweethearts. On this day people show their love to friends and relatives.
Traditions People send sweets or flowers to those whom they love.
Valentines Most people send “valentines”, greeting cards named after St. Valentine .
“Saint Valentine’s Day” Valentines can be sentimental and romantic, or funny and friendly.
Valentines People buy valentines or make them themselves.
Symbols of love The red heart is also an old symbol of love. Centuries ago, people thought the heart was the centre of our feelings.
Symbols of love
Symbols of love Flowers have been symbols of love and happiness for a long time. Today, people often send flowers as gifts.
Messages Flowers can send some specific messages. The language of flowers developed over a period of centuries.
Messages The language of flowers developed over a period of centuries.
Messages For instance: Red tulips are a decoration of love. Yellow tulips mean “My love seems hopeless”. Букет жёлтых тюльпанов
Roses On Valentine’s Day, one rose or a dozen means “I love you”.
Messages with flowers
Messages with flowers
Valentines Of course, there are all kinds of valentines. They can be sweet and romantic.
Valentines I love you very - very much From bottom of my heart! I give you flowers and sweets, Because you are so smart!
Valentines I love you every day, I think about you. And I can say today I want to see just you! I have to buy a card. Today is "Valentine's". Please think it over hard And you can guess it's mine.
Valentines I want to be your Valentine. Do you want to be mine?
Valentines All of my life I’ll be your Valentine
Happy Valentine’s Day!