A quote said every miserable thing should be scheduled in February. Because February is the shortest month, so it’d be easier for some people to ease their suffering. But, joy and happiness couldn’t stop the shortest day here. Especially for Valentine’s day. The sweetest and most caring month to be loved is February 14th. No matter how you and your partner celebrate Valentine's day, you guys are participating in the lovely tradition by millions of people across the world. From America to Australia, couples share their affection on this romantic moment, by kissing or cuddling.
Everything seems special around the day. Whether you will be showered with flowers or chocolate and sweet yet special things from your loved ones around. That makes Valentine become commonly considered the most romantic holiday of the year. In recent years, some common gifts were an evening out or jewelry. The other gifts were candy and flowers. That’s just one of many valentine facts that you've discovered. Now, you will find out other fascinating facts about Valentine's day that may surprise you.
Many of you may be questioning why Valentine has an iconic heart symbol. Is there any specific meaning? Or just a common symbol that has been used for a long time? In fact, the heart symbol is considered as one of the symbols of the pure soul of a human being who always lives in the heart. While the red color was chosen because it is the color that is considered the most romantic. The heart symbol shows that Valentine's Day does not have to be with lovers. As long as that person is someone you love, then Valentine's Day can be celebrated together. In addition, the heart symbol expresses sincere feelings that are usually written on Valentine day’s cards.
Of all moments, Valentine’s day is the sweetest moment for someone to buy a flower. Because it always ended up with a joyful feeling. Flowers are the very best and easiest options for you to grab a lovely gift in a snap. While men buy mostly for romantic reasons, women use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to show they care for mothers, friends, children, as well as their sweethearts. Women even treat themselves on Valentine’s Day.
From red roses to orange roses, the florist couldn’t be happier with the raise of purchase in a day while also helping people send their love messages. Why rose? Because the rose is the favorite flower of the Goddess Venus, the Goddess of Love. Roses are also often considered a symbol of strong feelings of love. So that people decide to give roses either red as a symbol of passionate feelings or white as a sincere feeling.
In fact, the first Valentine's Day was celebrated by European in the earlier 20th century. In England, Valentine's Day celebrations have been known since the 17th century or mid-18th century. This celebration was originally celebrated by exchanging coins or handwritten letters expressing love. In addition, in this century there are many challenges that use Valentine's Day to express their feelings to be their partner, especially for marriage. This tradition of love is counting until now, where Valentine is the right moment to express feelings.
Who doesn’t know this tragic love story legendary? A girl who poisoned herself because she assumed she can’t be together with her partner anymore. Unfortunately, Romeo saw her dead body and drinks the same poison. In Verona Italy, every Valentine's Day, the venue will receive about 1,000 letters specifically addressed to Juliet to show their sorry about their tragic love story. But some people also write about their own love stories to inspire others. You can also write a small note and pin it to the wall near Juliet’s statue. Basically, those letters came from various Shakespeare fans around the world to visit that sacred love statue. The famous movie that relates to this story is Letters to Juliet which takes a whole story about the writing activities of people during Valentine’s.
Lupercalia Festival is also known as a fertile festival back in ancient roman history. This festival was celebrated on February 14-15. Romans celebrated Lupercalia by sacrificing animals and slapping women with their hides, which was believed to make them more fertile. In the other sources, the women would be paired off with men "by lottery”, which women should accept what they get. It’ll be a fortune if that woman gets a lovely guy and it is also a disaster when a woman goes with the bad one. Over time, this tradition was abandoned. Because it was considered as an immoral thing that does not symbolize any meaning of love itself.