Monday, February 14, 2011

~Happy Valentine's Day~

I don't know that there is such a story behind Valentine's Day, this is what i got from the internet....

History of Valentines Day – The Man Valentine

Some say the day is named after a bishop named Valentine, who was stationed in the Roman Empire. Claudius II was the Emperor at that time. He thought that unmarried men made better soldiers, so he decided to make it a law that young men could not marry. Around 270 A.D., Valentine took pity on the ostracized soldiers who were not permitted to marry or see their sweethearts.

He became an advocate of these young lovers and began to perform secret marriages. He was soon found out and jailed. Emperor Claudius II attempted to convert Valentine to begin worshipping the Roman gods, but Valentine refused. Instead, he tried to convert Claudius to Christianity and Valentine sentenced to be executed on February 24, 270.

Another version of the history of Valentines Day tells that Valentine fell in love with his jailer’s daughter. Just before his death, he sent her a note and signed it “from your Valentine.” An aura of romance surrounded his demise and those who knew about it spread the tale. Bishop Valentine became Saint Valentine with his fame extending to England and France.

After his death, Valentine then became what is known as a “Patron Saint.” Some considered him the spiritual overseer of an annual festival in which young Romans would distribute cards of affection to those they wished to formally see. This festival was held each February 14. There are Valentine cards in museums worldwide that date back to 1415.

February has been the month to celebrate love ever since the Middle Ages.

Even though the history of Valentine's Day is unclear, but this day is indeed meaningful to all the couples in the world....
It's very hard to find a right person for yourself among millions of people, for those who already got their Mr. or Mrs. Right, do be grateful & appreciate your spouse while for those who haven't, you'll get one someday, don't rush yourselves, because GOD is keeping the best one for you=)

"Love is the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. It must be felt with the heart."
--Helen Keller

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved


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