14 February 2014

Valentine’s Day



Greetings on Valentine’s Day !!

Today is Valentine’s Day . Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,is observed on February 14 each year. Today Valentine's Day is celebrated all over the world on February 14. It is a festival of romantic love and many people give cards, letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner.  There are many stories behind this special day. But it is a day of celebration to express   love for the dear ones !! Here are some lovely stamps issued for this special day.

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St Valentine's Day has roots in several different legends that have found their way to us through the ages. One of the earliest popular symbols of the Valentine's day is Cupid, the Roman god of love, who is represented by the image of a young boy with bow and arrow. Several theories surround the history of Valentine's Day.


Three hundred years after the death of Jesus Christ, the Roman emperors still demanded that everyone believe in the Roman gods. Valentine, a Christian priest, had been thrown in prison for his teachings. On February 14, Valentine was beheaded, not only because he was a Christian, but also because he had performed a miracle. He supposedly cured the jailer's daughter of her blindness. The night before he was executed, he wrote the jailer's daughter a farewell letter, signing it "From Your Valentine." Another legend tells us that this same Valentine, well-loved by all, received notes to his jail cell from children and friends who missed him.

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