Skip to comments.Valentine: Friend of Lovers
Posted on 02/11/2010 2:30:43 AM PST by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
Valentines Day is commonly known as a day when a person focuses on his or her honey. Valentines Day is also widely attributed as being a Hallmark Holiday, as well as a day in which men would scramble around to buy their woman last minute flowers or chocolates.
In essence, Valentines Day is celebrated as a day set aside in which a person makes a sacrifice of time and money to show their appreciation for their spouse or lover. Valentines Day also has an interesting background behind it, as does all widely celebrated Holidays dating back to the Roman Empire.
Of course with any and every holiday, the story behind it is one of spiritual warfare, persecution, and pressure regarding the allegiance one has to God or human nature. The story of Valentines Day is about taking a stand and facing intense challenges to encourage and bring about true love, virtue, and sacrifice. Valentines Day is culturally known today as a day of love, yet once you leave this article, you will never again see it in the same way. So lets take a journey, and travel back to the origins of what we know today as Valentines Day.
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And have a Safe, Healthy, and Happy Valentines Day!!!
I remember learning all about this in Religious Education in school when I was around 10 years old. Fascinating stuff.
Bump for later.
I’ll just keep it between us (wink, wink).