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Valentine’s Day Celebration 2021

Valentine’s day is celebrated in the world on 14 Feb every year. Our youngsters celebrate this occasion enthusiastically in the whole world.

Valentine’s Day Celebration 2021 will also be special for the whole world after the pandemic.

History

It is basically originated as a minor Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine.

 It has become a tradition, significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions of the world.

Sant Valentine was a third century Roman Saint and commemorated in Christianity on Feb 14.

Valentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who was martyred in 269 and was added to the calendar of saints by Pope Gelasius I in 496 and was buried on the Via Flaminia.

Love and Valentine’s Day

There was no direct evidence is established how world is celebrated this day as lovers day.

According to the Wikipedia source :

No evidence has been demonstrated to link St. Valentine’s Day and the rites of the ancient Roman purification festival of Lupercalia, despite persistent and sometimes detailed claims by many authors to the contrary, nor to any otherwise unspecified Greco-Roman holiday supposed to have celebrated love or fertility. 

The celebration of Saint Valentine is not known to have had any romantic connotations until Chaucer’s poetry about “Valentine’s Day” in the 14th century, some seven hundred years after the celebration of Lupercalia is believed to have ceased.

Court of Love

The earliest description of February 14 as an annual celebration of love appears in the Charter of the Court of Love.

The charter, allegedly issued by Charles VI of France at Mantes-la-Jolie in 1400, describes lavish festivities to be attended by several members of the royal court, including a feast, amorous song and poetry competitions, jousting, and dancing. 

Amid these festivities, the attending ladies would hear and rule on disputes from lovers. 

No other record of the court exists, and none of those named in the charter were present at Mantes except Charles’s queen, Isabeau of Bavaria, who may well have imagined it all while waiting out a plague.

Valentine’s Day is mentioned ruefully by Ophelia in William Shakespeare‘s Hamlet (1600–1601):

“To-morrow is Saint Valentine’s day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn’d his clothes,
And dupp’d the chamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.”

— William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5

Transformation of Valentines Day Celebration

In 1797, a British publisher issued The Young Man’s Valentine Writer, which contained scores of suggested sentimental verses for the young lover unable to compose his own.

Printers had already begun producing a limited number of cards with verses and sketches, called “mechanical valentines.”

Paper Valentines became so popular in England in the early 19th century that they were assembled in factories.

Fancy Valentines were made with real lace and ribbons, with paper lace introduced in the mid-19th century. 

In 1835, 60,000 Valentine cards were sent by post in the United Kingdom, despite postage being expensive.

Worldwide Celebration in Present Form

After a lot of changes, the Valentine’s Day celebration reached the present form.

Valentine’s Day customs – sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”), offering confectionary and presenting flowers – developed in early modern England and spread throughout the English-speaking world in the 19th century.

In the later 20th and early 21st centuries, these customs spread to other countries, like those of Hallowe’en, or than aspects of Christmas.

Now the Valentine’s Day celebration 2021 is shaping up and enjoy the occasion and best of luck.

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