St. Valentine’s Day

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Information about St. Valentine’s Day

Published on January 14, 2009

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St. Valentine’s Day : St. Valentine’s Day February 14th :  The Story of St. Valentine St Valentine was a Christian priest who lived in 270 A.D. At that time, the Roman government controlled much of the World. The Roman government needed many soldiers to protect its lands. The Emperor Claudius II decided that married men did not make good soldiers because they wanted to stay at home with their wives and children. He made a very strange law that said young men were not allowed to marry. He also said that any priest who married a young couple would be put to death. A priest named Valentine disobeyed the Emperor. He secretly married many young couples. When the Emperor found it out, he had Valentine imprisoned. Since Valentine had helped lovers, the day he died became a day for people to express love for others. :  It’s interesting… Hundred of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults. They went singing from home to home: Good morning to you, Valentine Curl your locks as I do mine- Two before and three behind. Good morning to you, Valentine In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gift. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favorite decorations on the spoons. The decorations meant, “You unlock my heart!” In some countries, a young woman receives a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the gift, it means she will marry him. :  Symbol of love A Red Rose :  Symbol of love affairs Lace :  Symbol of marriage Gloves :  Symbol of engagement Rings The symbol of loyalty and love : The symbol of loyalty and love Dove :  Symbol of rich wedding Coins :  Cupid Cupid is the most famous Valentine Symbol and everybody knows that boy armed with bow and arrows, causes people to fall deeply in love. :  How people celebrate St. Valentine’s Day nowadays People give their loved ones roses, chocolates, Valentine cards and other delightful things to express their deepest feelings. :  I'll be your sweetheartIf you will be mine,All of my lifeI'll be your Valentine. Sweet words: Questions: : Questions: When do people celebrate St. Valentine’s Day? Slide 14: 2. Who was St. Valentine? Slide 15: 3. What law did Roman Emperor make? Slide 16: 4. Who disobeyed the Roman? Slide 17: 5. How did Valentine disobey the Roman Emperor? Slide 18: 6. What the symbols of St. Valentine’s Day? Slide 19: 7. What kind of presents can you give to your loved ones?

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