What is History of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. There are many stories about St Valentine and over time these stories grew into the legend we know today.
At the time of Valentine’s life, many Romans were converting to Christianity, but Emperor Claudius II was a pagan and created strict laws about what Christians were allowed to do. Claudius believed that Roman soldiers should be completely devoted to Rome and therefore passed a law preventing them from marrying. St Valentine began to marry these soldiers in secret Christian ceremonies and this was the beginning of his reputation for believing in the importance of love.
Eventually, Valentine was found out and jailed for his crimes against Claudius. While imprisoned, Valentine cared for his fellow prisoners and also his jailor’s blind daughter. Legend has it that Valentine cured the girl’s blindness and that his final act before being executed was to write her a love message signed ‘from your Valentine’. Valentine was executed on 14 February in the year 270.
How Valentine’s Day developed
Formal messages, or valentines, appeared in the 1500s, and by the late 1700s commercially printed cards were being used. The first commercial valentines in the United States were printed in the mid-1800s. Valentines commonly depict Cupid, the Roman god of love, along with hearts, traditionally the seat of emotion. Because it was thought that the avian mating season begins in mid-February, birds also became a symbol of the day. Traditional gifts include candy and flowers, particularly red roses, a symbol of beauty and love.
How Valentine Day is Celebrated
Valentine’s Day is popular around the world and is celebrated in many places. It celebrates love mainly between couples and friends. Popular Valentine’s Day symbols include flowers, cupid, arrows, lovebirds, the color red and hearts. Hearts symbolize of love, but it is also a symbol of life. Giving one’s heart to another person, so to speak, is the ultimate expression of love.
It is the most common wedding anniversary, and mass weddings of hundreds of couples are not uncommon on that date. The holiday has expanded to expressions of affection among relatives and friends. Many schoolchildren exchange valentines with one another on this day.
How to use gadgets for Valentine day wishes
Make your Valentine’s Day greeting more personal with a WhatsApp video chat to start their day off right.Tap on the video preview screen to switch between seeing yourself and your loved one. You can also move the preview screen anywhere you want, multi-task during a video call to read your chats, and even try a video call in full-screen landscape mode.
Express your love by creating a unique, personalized GIF for your Valentine right within WhatsApp.Click on the new GIF icon which appears at the bottom when you tap on the emoji button in WhatsApp (in Android) or add (+) icon (in iOS), by selecting Photo & Video library and clicking the GIF button at the left-side bottom of your library. You can search for related GIFs on WhatsApp using keywords, choose the one you like, and send to users without leaving the app even once. You can also press and select the pictures as GIF format (in iOS) from your Photo & Video library and share ahead
Record and send a message to your Valentine this year! Because WhatsApp messages are encrypted, the message will remain between you and your beau.
Hold to record your voice message by pressing on the ‘mic’ button present on top of your WhatsApp chat window’s keypad and release to send the message