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Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on February 14th.
Every year on February 14, couples around the world congratulate each other on Valentine's Day, give gifts and traditional valentines. But how did such a wonderful tradition appear - to give sincere feelings and bright hearts?
It is believed that Valentine's Day has existed for more than 16 centuries and this holiday has a specific "culprit" - the Christian priest Valentine. This story dates back to about 269, while the Roman Empire was ruled by Emperor Claudius II.
The warring Roman army experienced an acute shortage of soldiers for military campaigns, and the commander was convinced that the main enemy of his “Napoleonic” plans was marriage, because a married legionnaire thinks much less about the glory of the empire than about how to feed his family. And, in order to preserve the military spirit in his soldiers, the emperor issued a decree forbidding the legionnaires to marry.
The history of Valentine's Day dates back to the Lupercalia of Ancient Rome. Lupercalia is a fertility festival in honor of the goddess of “feverish” love, Juno Februata, and the god Faun (Luperk is one of his nicknames), the patron saint of herds, which was celebrated annually on February 15th.
1. "When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. Because you were nothing and you are beginning to be fulfilled. ” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
2. "I don't know where my path leads, but I do better when I hold your hand." - Alfred de Musset
3. "To give everything, to sacrifice everything without hope of reward: that means love." - Albert Camus
4. "Love, like light, does not remain hidden." - Rabindranath Tagore
5. "The most generous gift that love brings is its wings." - George Byron
Almost nothing is known about the life of the real Christian Valentine (born in the 3rd century AD in the city of Terni - the Roman Empire). The meager facts of a tragic biography are cut out from contradictory legends. They say that the Bishop of Terni, being a young man, showed young lovers a special disposition - he helped write letters with declarations of love, reconciled those who died, gave flowers to young spouses. His arrest was allegedly caused by the fact that the Roman emperor Julius Claudius II did not allow the soldiers of the imperial legions to fall in love and marry, and Valentine secretly married the legionnaires.
In the late Middle Ages in France and England, the life of St. Valentina gradually began to acquire legends associated with the secret wedding of couples in love.
According to the Golden Legend, in those distant and dark times, the imperious and cruel Roman emperor Claudius II came to the conclusion that a single man, not burdened with a wife and family, would be better off fighting on the battlefield for the glory of Caesar, and forbade men to marry, and women and for girls to marry the men they love. And St. Valentine was an ordinary field doctor and priest who sympathized with the unfortunate lovers and secretly from everyone, under the cover of night consecrated the marriage of loving men and women.
Soon the activities of St. Valentine became known to the authorities, and he was put in prison, sentenced to death. In conclusion, Saint Valentine met the warden's beautiful daughter, Julia. Before his death, the priest in love wrote a declaration of love to his beloved girl - a valentine, where he spoke about his love, and signed it "Your Valentine". It was read after he was executed, and the execution itself took place on February 14, 269.
6. "Give the person you love: wings to fly, roots to return, and reasons to stay." - Dalai Lama
7. "It is not beauty that makes us love, but love that makes us see beauty." - Lev Tolstoy
8. "Don't think that you can set the course for love. If she considers you worthy, she will direct your course. " - Octavian Paler
9. "The greatest joy of life is to be convinced that you are loved." - Victor Hugo
10. "Men create by imagination, but women create by love." - Rabindranath Tagore
According to another legend, the Roman patrician Valentine, who was a secret Christian who also converted his servants to the new faith, once performed a wedding ceremony for two of them. By denunciation or by coincidence, all three were detained by the guards. Valentine, as a member of the upper class, could have escaped death, but not his servant. Then, wanting to encourage the doomed fellow believers, Valentine writes them letters in the form of red hearts, meaning Christian love.
A blind girl was supposed to send messages to the newlyweds, but unexpectedly Valentine himself came to the dungeons, who persuaded the guards to let his servants go in exchange for his life. Before entering the arena of death, Valentine handed over the last letter, consecrated by faith and kindness, to a blind girl, who after that received her sight and became a beauty.
Scarlet heart valentines cards are now very well known as a symbolic gift on Valentine's Day. The creation of the first "valentine" is also attributed to the Duke of Orleans in 1415. He sat in a dungeon, and thus perhaps fought off boredom by writing love letters to his wife. And the greatest distribution of postcards-"valentines" reached already in the XVIII century.
The account of electronic messages on the Internet goes on February 14 to millions.
11. "I would prove to people how wrong they are to think that they stop loving when they grow old, without knowing that they only grow old when they stop loving." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
12. "The woman is a creature meant to be loved, not understood." - Sigmund Freud
13. "Love is more afraid of change than of destruction." - Friedrich Nietzsche
14. "A sure measure of character is the feeling you have for a man after you have loved him." - Titu Maiorescu
15. "Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all their being." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
It's hard to say what other holiday is as popular as Valentine's Day. On this day, lovers give each other gifts and valentine cards. Most of the "valentines" are anonymous, have no return address, are written from right to left or left hand. So it is accepted - it adds mystery. True, the recipients are then forced to look for an anonymous messenger if they believe in fate.
Every nation celebrates Valentine's Day in different ways. The British, for example, on Valentine's Day send love messages not only to friends and acquaintances, but also to their pets. The Japanese, on the other hand, turned out to be more original - they remade February 14 into a kind of "March 8 for Men", when gifts are received mainly by the strong sex.
Since 1969, as a result of the reform of worship, Saint Valentine was removed from the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church (along with other Roman saints, information about whose life is contradictory and unreliable). However, even before 1969, the church did not approve and did not support the traditions of celebrating this day.
Whether it was so or otherwise, but, apparently, it was from there that it was customary to write love notes on Valentine's Day - “valentines“. And on this holiday they like to arrange weddings and get married. It is believed that this will be the key to eternal love.
16. "Love is the wing given by God to the soul to ascend to Him." - Michelangelo Buonarroti
17. "I think the world was too big for me. Instead, a world reduced to "two" seemed ideal to me. " - Octavian Paler
18. A couple of lovers cross the park, holding hands, later they will pass by here again, but they will have a different expression in their eyes and a different meaning in the handshake, now the purity of the dawn is in them. (Jerome K. Jerome)
20. "Love is the greatest strength of mankind, and yet the most modest we can imagine." - Mahatma Gandhi
21. Love is a wonderful disease: from a fire two people lie in bed. (Robert Lembke)
22. One word can save us from all the hardships and pains of life: the word love. (Sophocles)
23. There is only one dignity after all - love… It is probably the only drop of eternity that is given to us. (Helen Hayes)
24. Assumptions can ruin a relationship. (Henry Winkler)
25. Because the revelation of the perfect union is this: you find yourself in the moment you lose yourself. (Mircea Eliade, Wedding in Heaven)
26. Love is anything you can betray. (John LeCarre)
27. It is not worth crying for anyone, and whoever deserves it will not make you cry. (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
28. You know you're in love when you don't want to go to bed, because reality is better than dreams. (Dr. Seuss)
29. Love is the kind of tree whose fruit does not grow on the branches, but on the root. (Bruce Boyd)
30. Love is nothing but our discovery in others and the pleasure of recognition. (Alexander McCall Smith)
31. But his eyes are blind. You have to search with your heart! - Antoine de Saint (Exupery, Little Prince)
32. I love you not for who you are, but for who I am when I am with you. (Roy Croft)
33. When we are in love we look completely different from what we were before. (Blaise Pascal)
34. You realize that you have fallen in love if you do not want to fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your visas. (Dr. Seuss)
35. I love you, and this is the beginning of it all (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
36. But what can love mean? How long can it last? Nothing lasts in this world; everything passes, everything pretends, everything dies to be born again, otherwise, elsewhere, with other people. (Mircea Eliade)
37. When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare)
38. Give it to the person you love: wings to fly, roots to return, and reasons to stay. (Dalai Lama)
39. Where there is love is life. (Mahatma Gandhi)
40. The last goodbye, in love, is the one that is not said. (Alexandre Dumas)
41. Love, in all its forms, is the only path that leads to moral purity. (Pierre Lescot)
42. Love makes us dive into the unknown and then gives us the courage to resist. (Pam Brown)
43. Love is the healthiest disease. (Euripides)
44. Love! It is the wing given by God to the soul to ascend to it. (Michelangelo Buonarotti)
45. What happiness to be loved, and, oh, what a blessing to love! (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
46. In love we taste, we enjoy ourselves, we delight in the pleasures of our erotic trembling, for this reason, love is all the more intense and deeper the greater the distance from the loved one. (Emil Cioran)
47. Love is an act of eternal forgiveness, the tender gaze that becomes a habit. (Peter Ustinov)
48. Love is the greatest feeling, which works miracles, which creates new people, creates the highest moral values. (A. S. Makarenko)
49. Woe to him whose heart did not learn from his youth to hope, to love, and to trust in life. (Joseph Conrad)
50. The saddest thing about love is not only that love does not last forever, but that the despair it causes is easy to forget. (William Faulkner)
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Thanksgiving Day, as it is known among Americans, is the holiday that marks the end of autumn, but also of the harvest. At the same time, it is the event through which people usually give thanks for the good harvest obtained, despite the unfavorable weather events.
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated in many countries around the world, but especially in the United States and Canada, where the tradition of the holiday is carefully followed by all the inhabitants. In the United States and Canada, Thanksgiving Day is, in fact, Harvest Day, more precisely, a day when people thank the divinity for the harvests they had that year.
Thanksgiving Day is the holiday taken from the first settlers who arrived in the New World in 1621. They celebrated this day as a thank you for the rich harvest they obtained even in harsh weather conditions. In 1941, the US Congress passed a resolution establishing that the fourth Thursday in November should officially become a US national holiday.
Best Thanksgiving quotes 2021
1."True forgiveness is when you can say, 'Thank you for that experience.'"
2."Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience."
The tradition of Thanksgiving cooked turkey comes from Benjamin Franklin, because he decided to make this bird the symbol of the holiday. The former American president pardoned a turkey that was to be cut with the celebration of this day, and since then, every year, the tradition is respected by every American president.
3."Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other."
4.“The turkey. The sweet potatoes. The stuffing. The pumpkin pie. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about? I don’t think so.”
5."Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot."
A tradition of the meal is the prayer that people say at the beginning of the meal. Throughout the prayer, people hold hands and each of the people present states a reason to thank God for this day.
6."Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day."
7."Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary."
8.“Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.”
Așadar, sărbătoarea de Thanksgiving Day ne oferă tuturor șansa de a ne gândi la lucrurile bune care ni se întâmplă zilnic, dar și șansa de a mulțumi pentru tot ceea ce primim.
9.“The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.”
10.“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”
11.“A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.”
12."I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family."
13.“Be thankful for what you have. Your life is someone else’s fairy tale.”
14.“Thankfulness is measured by the number of words. Gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions.”
15.“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”
16.“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others."
17.“Thanksgiving day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude."
18."We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction."
19."There are only two ways to live your live. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other as is though everything is a miracle."
20."It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy."
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