Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's day

oh..ho... i think all of you may quite happy coz today is Valentine's day... my clock got some problems and i can't change my time so the time of my blog sounds strange... Ya... actually now is already 11.59 pm...

i could see many couples hugging each other... kissing each other... seducing each other...touching each other... and never fail to provide their love to their love one... and never forget to make the another part happy... all of them never fail to wear their smile--- that brighten up their faces... everything different... the fierce lion in the office may become a sexy cat at that night... the soft and ironless sissy may become the strongest man in the world at that night so that the another will feel the warmness. undeniably, we could see many girls who are carrying a lots of flowers la... some are hugging teddy bears... some are feeding each other hacks... coz hanya aku cinta kamu sahaja... oh... how romantic is it! the atmosphere... really made everyone flying towards the air and again with the tenderness of the breeze... don 't know how to describe la... too XXX la... and the pleasures were added... 

Actually, still now i did not now why we have to celebrate it... and till now and till the history began...

Valentine's Day started in the time of the Roman Empire. In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honour Juno. Juno was the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Romans also knew her as the Goddess of women and marriage. The following day, February 15th, began the Feast of Lupercalia.

The lives of young boys and girls were strictly separate. However, one of the customs of the young people was name drawing. On the eve of the festival of Lupercalia the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man would draw a girl's name from the jar and would then be partners for the duration of the festival with the girl whom he chose. Sometimes the pairing of the children lasted an entire year, and often, they would fall in love and would later marry.

Under the rule of Emperor Claudius II Rome was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns. Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. He believed that the reason was that roman men did not want to leave their loves or families. As a result, Claudius cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome. The good Saint Valentine was a priest at Rome in the days of Claudius II. He and Saint Marius aided the Christian martyrs and secretly married couples, and for this kind deed Saint Valentine was apprehended and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. He suffered martyrdom on the 14th day of February, about the year 270. At that time it was the custom in Rome, a very ancient custom, indeed, to celebrate in the month of February the Lupercalia, feasts in honour of a heathen god. On these occasions, amidst a variety of pagan ceremonies, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed.

The pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome endeavoured to do away with the pagan element in these feasts by substituting the names of saints for those of maidens. And as the Lupercalia began about the middle of February, the pastors appear to have chosen Saint Valentine's Day for the celebration of this new feaSt. So it seems that the custom of young men choosing maidens for valentines, or saints as patrons for the coming year, arose in this way.

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