What’s special about the February?
The month of February this is special for many, as it is known for the celebration of “Valentine’s Day”. A chance to express your feelings for your loved ones. No matter who they are. Your family, friends and to someone who is special to you. Special person who always make you feel special in all the ways.
Reason we celebrate Valentine’s Day
As we all know, Valentine’s Day is celebrated to cherish the memory of St. Valentine. Valentine’s Day occurs every February 14th. Across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and where did these traditions come from?
The Legend of St. Valentine
Saint Valentine, who according to some sources is actually two distinct historical characters who were said to have healed a child while imprisoned and executed by decapitation.
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Still others insist that it was Saint Valentine of Terni, a bishop, who was the true namesake of the holiday. He, too, was beheaded by Claudius II outside Rome.
Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl—possibly his jailor’s daughter—who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and—most importantly—romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.
What Valentine’s Day means for Couples
For some single people it means whole lot of special day. The wait, the suspense is overwhelming. All the cards are ready, the gifts are ready, and the right dress is ready to impress the special person. On the arrival of the day, your hearts keeps beating fast; even every breadth is sensed with nervousness. Many thoughts rush in our mind. Finally moment comes, for few either a new love story takes birth and for the sunsets in silence.
For some married couples, a dress to catch all the attention of the spouse. The right makeup and hairstyles, everything is set perfectly. The beautiful candle light dinner, a glorious romantic night under the bright stars; and glittering lights; and a delighted never-ending night with your spouse. A night away from all the stressful household and office work. A talk about only each other, a talk about how life has past with all the ups and downs they saw together.
For some married but lonely couples, Valentine’s Day, it’s just a normal day, any other day of their life. There are many thoughts and wishes all suppress keep inside at the some corner of their heart. All caught up between their feelings and responsibilities. All expectations flow down the tears. When you come across the pictures that other couples over media site; you question yourself where do u stand? What do you really want from life? May be in years passed the Valentine’s day won’t even matter anymore.
Some love stories in the history.
In this week of Valentine’s I would like to share some great love stories in the past. A love stories worth reading and remembering. There are stories that inspired many generations and made us believe that love is the purest amongst any other feeling. If you believe in it, even destiny and faith work hand in hand to fight against all the odds. The lovers like “Romeo and Juliet”, “Paris and Helen”, “Cleopatra and Marc Anthony” and many more. Let’s start the week of Valentine’s Day celebration.