Why Valentine?

We celebrate it every year, I celebrate it twice since it’s also my mother’s birthday. But why what should be everyday is marked on a day and named Valentine? Curious me went out to seek the answer then came back home after he realized that it’s the 21st century. I went to use Google and I found out that Valentine’s day has actually a very moving and beautiful origin.

Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly known as 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 andΒ Legend states that before his execution he wrote “from your Valentine” as a farewell to her.

Saint Valentine receives a rosary from the Virgin, by David Teniers III (Wikipedia)

Saint Valentine receives a rosary from the Virgin, by David Teniers III (Wikipedia)

Quite moving. I wanted to share this not just because it’s Valentine’s day, but to remind everyone to never lose hope in finding that special someone, it doesn’t have to be a partner, it’s a day of love, so share it with everyone around you. Valentinus did to the very last moment of his life. My valentine’s morning was spent by taking my little 1 year and 8 months old nephew to the barber shop, and as you can see, we look happy…

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See… happy!!

 

Happy valentines day, may this day stretch its limits and shelters you for eternity

~ A. H. Amin

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11 thoughts on “Why Valentine?

  1. LOL. Love the pic! πŸ˜‰
    Personally, I refer to Valentine’s Day as Single Awareness Day. I guess because I feel like such an outsider with all the flowers and hearts. And where I’m from, they really do push the β€˜couple’ thing. Still, I must say I like the origin of the tradition and the tale of St. Valentine. Thanks for sharing this lovely post with us. πŸ™‚

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • That kid was a real menace today, he cried so loud my eyes started to hurt.
      Valentine does bring down the person who is single (cough me cough) but it’s only a celebration. It is not only dedicated for couples.
      Glad you enjoyed the story behind the origin.
      Happy valentine

    • Actually, he was crying πŸ˜›
      I didn’t know that too until today. Hallmark is responsible for birthdays and accidents, but not valentine πŸ™‚
      Glad you liked the photo.

  2. Haha! The joys of taking children to the hairdresser! I’ve read this story before and Its a little too romantic for me! My husband sent me 2 dozen red roses in a pretty pot and this big teddy bear. He is much better at the romance than I am. Hugs Paula x

    • Glad you enjoyed the thing that started it all, and I hope you had a great valentine.
      He does look like one of jigsaw’s victims πŸ™‚
      By the way, thanks for tagging me with all the other writers, I really loved the idea, but I’ll spice things up if you don’t mind. πŸ˜‰

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