Valentine’s Day is a special day for today’s Bengalis, especially Bengali youth. Bengalis have gradually made World Love Day their own. The importance of this day is immense for the Bengali lovers of the age.
Valentine’s Day is a day to express two foolish thoughts, a day to express one’s long-held pride, a day to take a new oath to protect the unbroken bond of friendship, a day to maintain friendship between two lovers. So if we want to celebrate this day with more love, let’s know the history of the day.
The word Valentine’s Day literally means the day of love. This day is known as Saint Valentine’s Day or Feast of Saint Valentine. This day is celebrated on 14th February. February 14th (designated by the Western Christian Church) February 14th is a day of love, affection and friendship.
In many parts of the world, this day is celebrated as a public holiday, but Valentine’s Day is not a public holiday. This day originated according to the Western Christian liturgical, that is, according to the calendar of the Western Christian church. This day is celebrated as a festival in honor of Saint Valentine. “Valentine’s Day” is celebrated in many parts of the world as a significant cultural and commercial celebration.
A legendary Christian priest and doctor named Valentine was a priest in Rome during the third century. The Roman emperor Claudius II decided that the soldiers would remain unmarried. Because his idea was that an unmarried man could be a much better soldier than a married man. But Saint Valentine, ignoring this injustice of Emperor Claudius, secretly married young lovers. According to the biography of the Roman priest Valentine, he was sentenced to death for marrying Roman soldiers. St. Valentine healed and loved the blind girl of his district, Esther. Prior to his execution, he wrote a farewell letter, signed “Your Valentine”.
Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed in an attempt to help oppressed, persecuted Christians escape from prison in a Roman prison.
In 18th-century England, it was introduced on an occasion where lovers presented flowers, gave sweets and sent greeting cards (known as “Valentines”) to express their love for each other.
In Europe, “Saint Valentine’s Keys” is known as a symbol of love and invites the lover to open his heart with this key “and is also given to children to cure epilepsy (St. Valentine’s disease).
Valentine’s Day Symbols The
Valentine’s Day symbols used today are heart-shaped outlines, images of pigeons and bird feathers.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day is forbidden in any country of the world
There are several countries in the world where celebrating Valentine’s Day with flowers, chocolate or a glass of wine can result in severe punishment.
- Saudi Arabia
Every country in the world celebrates Valentine’s Day on 14th February
- South Korea
- United States
- United Kingdom