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Friday, February 14, 2014


Hi Everybody!!
Love is in the Air! Spring is in the Air! The Lover's Full Snow Moon in Leo is in the Sky! Take advantage of all the Love flowing thru the air today, Valentine's Day. I have shared below excerpts from Wikipedia Page on Valentine's Day. (See link  for complete info on celebrations by Country). Also shared, my most precious gift of the day: The Golden Hummingbird made it through the cold winter! He is following me around watching as I fertilize the gardens. Major Sunshine and warmth happening outside today. Put aside any anger today and just think of others! (Call Your Mom!) Enjoy!




Valentine's Day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saint Valentine's Day
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Antique Valentine's card
Also calledValentine's Day
Feast of Saint Valentine
Observed byPeople in many countries;
Anglican Communion (seecalendar), Eastern Orthodox Church (see calendar), Lutheran Church (see calendar)
TypeCultural, Christian, commercial
SignificanceFeast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of Love and affection
ObservancesSending greeting cards and gifts, dating, church services
DateFebruary 14 (fixed by the Catholic Church); July 7 (fixed by the Orthodox Church)
Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[1] is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them.
St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christiansaints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies.[2] A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states 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. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.[3] Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion,[4] as well as in the Lutheran Church.[5] The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6 and July 30, 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). In Brazil, the Dia de São Valentimis recognized on June 12.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in theHigh Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it 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-shapedoutline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[6]

Folk traditions

While the European folk traditions connected with Saint Valentine and St. Valentine's Day have become marginalized by the modern Anglo-American customs connecting the day with romantic love, there are some remaining associations connecting the saint with the advent of spring.
While the custom of sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts originated in the UK, Valentine's Day still remains connected with various regional customs in England. In Norfolk, a character called 'Jack' Valentine knocks on the rear door of houses leaving sweets and presents for children. Although he was leaving treats, many children were scared of this mystical person.[33][34]
In Slovenia, Saint Valentine or Zdravko was one of the saints of spring, the saint of good health and the patron of beekeepers and pilgrims.[35] A proverb says that "Saint Valentine brings the keys of roots". Plants and flowers start to grow on this day. It has been celebrated as the day when the first work in the vineyards and in the fields commences. It is also said that birds propose to each other or marry on that day. Another proverb says "Valentin – prvi spomladin" ("Valentine — the first spring saint"), as in some places (especially White Carniola), Saint Valentine marks the beginning of spring.[36] Valentine's Day has only recently been celebrated as the day of love. The day of love was traditionally March 12, the Saint Gregory's day, or February 22, Saint Vincent's Day. The patron of love was Saint Anthony, whose day has been celebrated on June 13.[35]
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...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time! I am going to cut back the roses today (a tradition)! Then I will eat fine chocolate tonight! Hope you have a sweetheart of a day and remember: I Love You!