Valentine’s Day

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Apart from the Carnivals,  the other “mandatory” celebration of this month is Valentines. This will be your next task: to write about this celebration. You can talk about the meaning of this day, its origins, the different ways it is celebrated around the world, the commercial aspect that it has nowadays, people against it… and most important, your opinion about it. Ah, and take part in the survey down here!

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49 comentarios en “Valentine’s Day”

  1. Its origin is from Anglo-Saxon countries and that throughout the 20th century has been extended to the rest of the world.
    In Germany give pigs to their partners, in Taiwan according to the number of roses you give away means one thing or another, in Japan women give chocolate to men, in Finland it’s friendship day…
    Valentine’s Day is a day for trade, that large companies of colonies, chocolates, florists … win even more money.
    Not only does this day exist, for example “black friday”(It’s a day in which fashion, technology products, flights … is discounted).
    I think that if you love someone, you should show it to them every day.

    Websites:
    http://www.europapress.es/chance/tendencias/noticia-formas-mas-raras-celebrar-san-valentin-alrededor-mundo-20170211172159.html
    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%ADa_de_San_Valent%C3%ADn

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    1. Its origin is from Anglo-Saxon countries and that throughout the 20th century, it has spread to the rest of the world.
      In Germany, they give pigs to their partners; in Taiwan, according to the number of roses you give away means one thing or another; in Japan, women give chocolates to men; in Finland it’s friendship day…
      Valentine’s Day is a day for consumerism, in which large companies of colognes, chocolates, florists… win even more money.
      Not only does this day exist; for example, “Black Friday” (It’s a day in which fashion, technology products, flights… are sold at a discount).
      I think that if you love someone, you should show it to them every day.

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  2. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on 14th February. It is a traditional celebration in which lovers, partners and married couples express their love and affection for each other. These days it is celebrated with the exchanging of cards known as valentines, with patterns on of hearts or Cupid.
    For my san valentin is a holiday that has lost his original celebration, and that very few ones know because his history and those who more win are the shops and that many celebrate alone this day the great thing that they want to this person and do not celebrate it every day.

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    1. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on 14th February. It is a traditional celebration in which lovers, partners and married couples express their love and affection for each other. These days, it is celebrated with the exchanging of cards known as “valentines”, with pics on of Cupid or hearts on them.
      For me, Saint Valentine’s is a holiday that has lost his original meaning, and that very few ones know the why of his history and those who more win are the shops. and that Many celebrate how much they love their partner only on this day, instead of celebrating it every day.

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  3. Valentine SUPPOSEDLY was a priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd century. The governor (Claudius II) forbade the celebration of marriages for young people, but Valentine secretly celebrated marriages for young lovers. Claudius II found out and sent him to prison and then ordered him to be martyred and executed on February 14, 270. That’s why February 14 is Valentine’s Day.
    My personal opinion is that Valentine’s Day is a very commercialized celebration in which brands have wanted to benefit a lot, selling their products as a gift to your lover.

    http://erikatipoweb.com/el-verdadero-significado-de-san-valentin/

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    1. Valentine SUPPOSEDLY was a priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd century. The emperor (Claudius II) forbade the celebration of marriages for young people, but Valentine secretly celebrated marriages for young lovers. Claudius II found out and sent him to prison and then ordered to martyr and execute him on February 14, 270. That’s why February 14 is Valentine’s Day.
      My personal opinion is that Valentine’s Day is a very commercialized celebration from which brands have wanted to benefit a lot, selling their products as a gift to your lover.

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  4. San Valentin is celebrated all over the world, but each place has got a different tradition. For example: In Japan, the girls give chocolate to the boys, in Spain the boys give chocolate to the girls. In Denmark the lovers send love letters,but they write funny text, and in Italy the Valentine’s Day is very romantic, the lovers go to the Park to read romantic books.

    I like San valentin, I think is the most beautiful celebration of the year. https://www.vix.com/es/imj/mundo/126685/6-tradiciones-de-san-valentin-alrededor-del-mundo

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    1. San Valentin is celebrated all over the world, but each place has got a different tradition. For example: In Japan, the girls give chocolates to the boys; in Spain, the boys give chocolates to the girls. In Denmark, the lovers send love letters, but they write funny texts, and in Italy, the Valentine’s Day is very romantic, the lovers go to the park to read romantic books.

      I like San valentin, I think it is the most beautiful celebration of the year.

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  5. The Catholic Church establised ST.Valentine as the patron saint of lovers here in Spain people in love give flowers and chocolate to their beloved. In Taiwan, men give chocolate to woman and women give men a present ona month later. On valentine´s day people spend a lot of money on presents. In my opinion it is a very special day for loves
    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%ADa_de_San_Valent%C3%ADn
    http://www.eleconomista.es/evasion/tendencias/noticias/6471575/02/15/Como-se-celebra-San-Valentin-en-otros-paises.html

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    1. The Catholic Church established St. Valentine as the patron saint of lovers. Here in Spain, people in love give flowers and chocolates to their beloved. In Taiwan, men give chocolates to women and women give men a present one month later. On Valentine’s day, people spend a lot of money on presents. In my opinion, it is a very special day for lovers.

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      You should revise before posting: silly mistakes and lack of data and organization.

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  6. Nowadays in Valentine’s day people show appreciation for friends, families and for their partners. It’s a commercial celebration because people (like the comerciants) search to get money with Valentine’s day.
    The origins of St. Valentine’s Day lie in the ancient Roman fertility festival Lupercalia.
    During the festival, young women put their names in a urn. The young men choose a name from the urn and then they be romantically with that young woman.
    My opinion: It’s indifferent to me like many others celebrations. I think people take advantage of festivities such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day or birthdays to “show” appreciation to people who they love to not feel bad because the rest of the year they do not. So, I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day.

    SOURCES: https://elev8.hellobeautiful.com/576615/what-is-the-true-meaning-behind-st-valentines-day-2/

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    1. Nowadays in Valentine’s day, people show appreciation for friends, families and for their partners. It’s a commercial celebration because people (especially, merchants) want to get money with Valentine’s day.
      The origins of St. Valentine’s Day lie in the ancient Roman fertility festival Lupercalia.
      During the festival, young women put their names in an urn. The Young men chose a name from the urn and then they were romantically with that young woman.
      My opinion: It’s indifferent to me, like many others celebrations. I think people take advantage of festivities such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day or birthdays to “show” appreciation to people who they love, not to feel bad because the rest of the year they do not. So, I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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    1. In the year 466, the Pope Gelosio I established the 14th of February as Saint Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a popular tradition assimilated by the Catholic Church and this day is celebrated as love’s day or the friendship’s day, depending on the country. Nowadays it has a very commercial and very economical sense.

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  7. Valentine’s day, patron saint of lovers is popular in lots of countries. The catholic church assimilated that day to honour st. Valentine. In Japan and south Korea, women give chocolate to men, since each chocolate has got a different meaning; in the U.S.A., people exchange cards one another between them. In my opinion, we needn’t a special day to show your love to your partner or to close people.

    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%ADa_de_San_Valent%C3%ADn
    http://www.eleconomista.es/evasion/tendencias/noticias/6471575/02/15/Como-se-celebra-San-Valentin-en-otros-paises.html

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    A bit poor explanation…

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  8. Saint Valentine was a priest, he decided to prohibit the celebration of marriages for young people. His origin is in Rome. This day is not always February 14 nor is it associated every time to a sacred being. Others select a date to celebrate love and friendship. Esther A. Howland started creating Valentine postcards and quickly became popular.

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    1. Saint Valentine was a priest, he decided to prohibit the celebration of marriages for young people [not true]. His origin is in Rome. This day is not always February 14 nor is it associated every time to a sacred being [not true]. Others select a date to celebrate love and friendship [???]. Esther A. Howland started creating Valentine postcards and quickly became popular. [Who was it? When? Where?]

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      No links!!!
      Not true, not structured, no opinion… Very poor!
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  9. First of all, this day has its origins in Rome in the third century. There are some legends about this story. The best known says that the priest Valentinus helped young soldiers to get married. Getting married between soldiers was banned and due to this fact, he was killed.
    However, another version narrates that Valetine fell in love and he wrote a letter to his beloved signed by him. That may be why we write love letters.
    Nowadays, this day is celebrated in some different ways worlwide. In NY, only seven couples can get married in the Empire State Building during this day. Also, in Japan, the couples go to the Fuji mountain to play three times “The bell of love” while they are saying the name of their couple.
    Furthermore, the our society have has made of this day a day to for shopping, taking away all its sense.
    Finally, I want to add that we don’t need a day to celebrate our love, and less if other decide for us the day for us. We are free to love whenever we want.

    https://educrea.cl/la-verdadera-historia-de-san-valentin-el-origen-del-dia-de-los-enamorados/
    http://es.france.fr/es/infosredac/san-valentin-en-otros-paises

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  10. San valentine’s Day has its origins in the fourth century.In some countries,people celebrate their love,but in others,people celebrate their friendship.Although,I think that this day is very commercial because people celebrate it buying a present.In My opinion,it isn’t necessary to give a present to demostrate your love.

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    1. Saint Valentine’s Day has its origins in the fourth century. In some countries, people celebrate their love, but in others, people celebrate their friendship. Although, I think that this day is very commercial because people celebrate it buying a present. In my opinion, it isn’t necessary to give a present to demonstrate your love.

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  11. Valentine’s Day is a festival of Christian origin that is held every year on February 14 to celebrate the good actions performed by St Valentine in Rome that are related to love. This festival was held to face the pagan festivities organized by the Roman Empire and, as a result, it led to the expansion of Christianity.

    In my opinion, this date is stupid since the only purpose it has is commercial, because companies take advantage of the situation to sell objects as symbols of love.

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  12. I think that Valentine’s Day is a commercial festivity from the big companies.
    I celebrate the day all years because is my birthday 😁😁 and this is a special day for me.
    The coincidence of this date with my birthday is nice, because all of my friends remember to wish me a happy birthday.

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    1. I think that Valentine’s Day is a commercial festivity of the big corporations.
      I celebrate the day all years because it is my birthday 😁😁 and this is a special day for me.
      The coincidence of this date with my birthday is nice, because all of my friends remember remind to wish me a happy birthday.

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      What about origins, meaning, celebrations, etc…??? What about the corresponding links???
      What the duck, you lazybones?!?!?
      😡

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  13. The origin for this celebration comes from Roma. Militaries were not able to marry, but a priest began to marry some couples. Nowadays 14th of February we celebrate the day of friendship and love. A lot of people around the world celebrate this day giving presents as flowers and chocolates to her or his loved person. I don’t like this day because I think is very commercial and it lost its meaning.

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    1. The origin of this celebration comes from Roma. Militaries were not able to marry, but a priest began to marry some couples. Nowadays, on the 14th of February, we celebrate the day of friendship and love. A lot of people around the world celebrate this day giving presents such as flowers and chocolates to her or his loved person.
      I don’t like this day because I think it is very commercial and it has lost its meaning.

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  14. The Rome emperor forbade the celebration of marriages, because according to him, single men were better soldiers.
    Saint Valentine was a priest who considered this law unfair, and he held secret marriages.
    The emperor found out what St. Valentine did and ordered to matyr and execute him on February 14, 270.
    The custom of exchanging gifts and love letters on February 14 was born in Britain and in France during the Middle Ages.

    From my point of view, most people do not know what the true meaning of Valentine’s Day is and I also think that the stores have overexploited this celebration

    https://informe21.com/actualidad/conozca-historia-san-valentin-dia-los-enamorados

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    1. The Rome emperor forbade the celebration of marriages, because according to him, single men were better soldiers.
      Saint Valentine was a priest who considered this law unfair, and he kept on celebrating secret marriages.
      The emperor found out what St. Valentine did and ordered to martyr and execute him on February 14, 270 A.D.
      The custom of exchanging gifts and love letters on February 14 was born in Britain and in France during the Middle Ages.

      From my point of view, most people do not know what the true meaning of Valentine’s Day is. I also think that the stores have overexploited this celebration.

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  15. Valentine’s day is celebrated in almost all countries. It was first celebrated in the 17 century. At that time friends and lovers exchanged a little presents. Later letters changed to cards. In the 1840’s those cards were sold in large quantities.
    I think Valentine’s day is mainly a big trade because shops sell a lot of products. Many people are hypocrite since if you love a person you should show your love every day, not only on with 14th February. In addition, a lot of people show their love in the Internet. They want everybody to know how much they love their partners. http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day

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    1. Valentine’s day is celebrated in almost all countries. It was first celebrated in the 17th century. At that time, friends and lovers exchanged a little presents. Later letters [what letters?!?] changed to cards. In the 1840’s those cards were sold in large quantities.
      I think Valentine’s day is mainly a big trade because shops sell a lot of products. Many people are hypocrite, since if you love a person, you should show your love every day, not only on with 14th February. In addition, a lot of people show their love on the Internet. They want everybody to know how much they love their partners.

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  16. Valentine`s day began to becelebrated in the 20 century in honour a pruest called Valentine. It is know as lover`s day when lovers show their love. It is celebrated on 14 th February and its origin during the Roman Empire. In my opinion Valentine`s day is rubbish beacuse lovers should love each other every day. People are hipocrite beacuse they only give a present to their peurtners on that dat and also fucked throughout the year not only on Valentine`s day.

    https://m.lacapital.com.ar/informacion-gral/la-historia-san-valentin-que-dio-origen-al-festejo-del-dia-los-enamorados-n501398.html

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    1. Valentine’s day began to be celebrated in the 20th century to honour a priest called Valentine. It is known as lover’s day, when lovers show their love. It is celebrated on 14th February and it has its origin during the Roman Empire.
      In my opinion, Valentine’s day is rubbish, because lovers should love each other every day. People are hypocrite because they only give a present to their partners on that day and also fucked [?!?!?!?!] throughout the year, not only on Valentine’s day.

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      Don’t be such a bungler! Revise and correct before posting!!!

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  17. Valentine’s Day, lovers’ day or friends’ day is celebrated in many countries of the world. Its origin is in the 3 century, in Rome. The legend tells the nice story of a priest who disobeyed the Emperor Claudius who had leanned his soldiers marriage because he thought that single soldiers were better fighters. Valentine was a priest who celebrated marriages in secret.
    Later he was excused on 14th February. That is the reason that we celebrate on 14th February his day.
    In my opinion, Valentine’s Day should be celebrated every day if you love your panther, you didn’t have to show your love only one day a year.
    Link: http://www.educando.edu.do/articulos/familia/origen-del-dia-de-san-valentin/

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    1. Valentine’s Day, lovers’ day or friends’ day is celebrated in many countries of the world. Its origin is in Rome in the 3rd century, in Rome. The legend tells the nice story of a priest who disobeyed the Emperor Claudius, who had banned his soldiers marriage because he thought that single soldiers were better fighters. Valentine was a priest who celebrated marriages in secret.
      Later he was executed on 14th February. That is the reason why we celebrate his day on 14th February his day. [time always at the end!]
      In my opinion, Valentine’s Day should be celebrated every day. If you love your panther, you didn’t have to show your love only one day a year.

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      Strange mistakes… It seems as if you were copying and misunderstood some letters…

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  18. This day is a Christian celebration, it´s celebreting because San Valentin is a saint who did good deeds. This celebration represents the love with other persons.
    In Spain, in this celebration the people in love give presents to your loved ones. In Bolivia, this day is celebreted September 21 and it means the first day of spring and the love. In Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador it is celebreted in the same way.
    This celebration was made so that the big markets could get more money, because the people give many presents (flowers, boxes of chocolates…)
    I like this celebration, but I think it was really done to improve the economy.

    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%ADa_de_San_Valent%C3%ADn

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    1. This day is a Christian celebration; it’s celebrated because San Valentin is a saint who did good deeds. [such as…?] This celebration represents exalts the love with other persons among people.
      In Spain, in this celebration, the people in love give presents to your their loved ones. In Bolivia, this day is celebrated on September 21st and it means the first day of Spring and the love. In Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador it is celebrated in the same way.
      This celebration was made so that the big markets could get more money, because the people give many presents (flowers, boxes of chocolates…)
      I like this celebration, but I think it was really done to improve their economy.

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  19. The festivity of st.valentine was created by the catholic church. Since then he is the patron saint of lovers. It is celebrated on 14 th febraury . I am agains this celebration because i think it has been invented by shops because they want to earn money with it . In japan women give chocolate to men .

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    1. The festivity of St. Valentine was created by the Catholic Church. Since then, he is the patron saint of lovers. It is celebrated on 14th February. I am against this celebration because I think it has been invented by shops because they want to earn money with it. In Japan, women give chocolates to men.

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  20. Roman Legend:
    The Roman legend tells that Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families and he outlawed marriage. Valentine, who was a priest who served during the third century in Rome; realizing the injustice of the order, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. But finally he was killed by Claudius because the Emperor discovered Valentine`s actions.
    The Pagan influence:
    This day they celebrated Lupercalia, it was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture.
    Catholic influence: The party was invented, at the end of the fifth century, by Pope Gelasio I, as a way to abolish Lupercalia celebration.
    Nowadays:
    Esther Howalds sold some hearts cards in 1840. Since its date, the commercial face of the “festivity” appeared. Now, a lot of companies take advantage of this day to make more profit.

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    1. •Roman Legend:
      The Roman legend tells that Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families and he outlawed marriage. Valentine, who was a priest who served during the third century in Rome, realizing the injustice of the order, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. But finally he was killed by Claudius because the Emperor discovered Valentine’s actions.
      The Pagan influence:
      On this day, they celebrated Lupercalia; it was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture.
      •Catholic influence: This festivity was invented, at the end of the fifth century, by Pope Gelasio I, as a way to abolish Lupercalia celebration.
      •Nowadays:
      Esther Howalds sold some hearts cards in 1840. Since that date, the commercial face of the “festivity” appeared. Now, a lot of companies take advantage of this day to make more profit.

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  21. San Valeiantin is a festival of Christian origin that has been celebrating since the fifth century all 14 February related to the concepts of love and affection. Women are often given flowers.
    For me it is a normal day because I do nothing special but for other people is a very important day .

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    1. Saint Valentine’s Day is a festival of Christian origin that has been celebrated each 14 of February since the fifth century and it is related to the concepts of love and affection. Women are often given flowers.
      For me, it is a normal day because I do nothing special, but for other people it is a very important day.

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  22. Nowadays, Saint Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the world. Last year, I had the chance to see how it is celebrated in another country – Canada.
    In this country people celebrate this “lovely day” with a lot of enthusiasm. There you can actually see San Valentine’s stuff in the stores one month in advance or even before. But, it goes further: coffee shops do special food for this day – cookies, pastries, cakes… – and even special drinks, that they actually tasted really good.
    Finally, Saint Valentine was also celebrated in my high school. You could send a little bag of heart-candies to whoever you wanted, being his or her “secret Valentine”. If you wanted to participate, you just had to pay a loonie and put the name of the person you wanted to send it in the bag’s target.

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  23. Although it is believed that Valentine’s Day has a commercial origin that is not true comes from much earlier. In the third century a priest named Valentin dies in Rome (they kill him) for secretly celebrating marriages of young lovers.
    In Finland and Estonia, Valentine’s Day is a tribute to friendship and they are called “Sobrapäev´´ and “Ystävän Paiva´´, in Denmark and Norway they keep a tradition that is to give “Gaekkebrev´´ which are poems with funny rhymes that men send to women.
    In my opinion, Valentine’s Day seems to me a bullshit that has a more commercial aspect than the one that is supposed to have.
    https://www.bbva.com/es/se-celebra-14-febrero-dia-san-valentin/

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    1. Although it is believed that Valentine’s Day has a commercial origin, that is not true: it comes from much earlier. In the third century, a priest named Valentine died in Rome (they killed him) for secretly celebrating marriages of young lovers.
      In Finland and Estonia, Valentine’s Day is a tribute to friendship and they [what? or who?] are called “Sobrapäev” and “Ystävän Paiva”; in Denmark and Norway they keep a tradition that is to give “Gaekkebrev”, which are poems with funny rhymes that men send to women.
      Personally, Valentine’s Day seems to me a bullshit that has a more commercial aspect than the one that is supposed to have.

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      Rather poor, messy and lacking of structure. 😦

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  24. Saint Valentine was a Roman priest of the third century. The Emperor Claudius II ruled, who decided to prohibit the celebration of marriages for young people, because in his opinion, the single family men was were better soldiers, since they had fewer ties. The priest considered the decree unjust and challenged the emperor. He secretly celebrated marriages for young lovers (hence it has become popular that Valentine is the patron of lovers). Valentine was executed on February 14, 270.
    The date of celebration of February 14th was established, between 496 and 498 after Christ, by Pope Gelasio to honor Saint Valentine.
    The celebration of Valentine’s Day is not the same in all the countries of the world. In Denmark, there is a habit of sending pressed white flowers called “snow drops” to their loved ones. For their part, Danish men send letters called “gaekkebrev” (funny letter) and in the sender they write a rhyme but they do not sign with their name but with points, one for each letter of their name. In Korea, women offer chocolate to men, and in Japan, thousands of lovers approach Mount Fuji, right at the Lovers Point located in Izu, to play the “Bell of Love” three times while pronouncing the name of his beloved to turn his affair into true love.
    In my opinion, Valentine’s Day, like Christmas Day, has been distorted due to mercantilism. But although for me it is a normal day, I am not against it being celebrated by other people. Everyone is free to celebrate whatever they want.

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