Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed onFebruary 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.
St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote her a letter "from your Valentine" as a farewell. Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6th and July 30th, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni).The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten
valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards
روز والنتاین، (روز عشاق و یا روز عشقورزی) در فرهنگ مسیحی سده های میانه و سپس فرهنگ مدرن غربی روز ابراز عشق است. این مناسبت هر سال در روز ۱۴ فوریه (۲۵ بهمنماه و بعضی سالها ۲۶ بهمنماه) برگزار می شود.
سابقهٔ تاریخی روز والنتین به جشنی که به افتخار قدیس والنتین در کلیساهای کاتولیک برگزار میشد، باز میگردد. روز والنتین برگرفته از سنن روم باستان و مسیحیت می باشد. این ابراز عشق معمولاً با فرستادن کارت والنتین یا خرید هدایایی مانند گل سرخ انجام میشود
منبع: ویکی پدیا
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