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Ο Άγιος Βαλεντίνος είναι ο άγιος του Έρωτα
Agios Valentinos er kjærlighetenes helgen
St Valentinos is the saint of love

Valentins Dag

Av: Terje Stenstad , Frilansskribent/forskningsformidler

"14. februar er det Valentins dag, eller kjærlighetens dag. Da kan du vise din kjærlighet til dem du er ekstra glad i.

Du kan for eksempel tegne og skrive et hyggelig kort, som du undertegner med navnet ditt, eller "din Valentin"."

Blomster butikkene her var glade over at de fikk nye blomster, for på Valentinsdagen er det mange som vil gi en blomster gave.
De helt unge bruker for det meste mobilen
til å sende Valentin hilsner.

Litt norsk om dagen litt lenger ned fra Wikipedia;

 

Valentines Day

I did not know much about Valentines day when I was very young. Did some of my friends know? But I think it is a "thing" that will go on, because it makes good business to the shops and (maybe still) the post office.

In a Norwegian newspaper I read that the post office had introduced this tradition in Norway.

Here it is now very popular, specially amongst the young ones, but they mostly uses their mobile phones.

The flower shops were lucky today that the ferry came so they got fresh flowers for the Valentines Day, - many gives flowers to their loved ones.

 

Make love, not war ...

"St. Valentine's Day Massacre

In Chicago, gunmen in the suspected employment of organized-crime boss
Al Capone murder seven members of the George "Bugs" Moran North Siders gang in a garage on North Clark Street. The so-called St. Valentine's Day Massacre stirred a media storm centered on Capone and his illegal Prohibition-era activities and motivated federal authorities to redouble their efforts to find evidence incriminating enough to take him off the streets." 
More you may read on; www.history.com  

St. Valentins Dags Masakeren

I Chicago, ganstere som antageligvis jobbet for organiser-krim boss Al Capone myrdet syv medlemer av George "Bugs" Moran North Siders gjeng i en garasje på North Clark Street. Denne såkaldte St. Valentins Masakeren pisket opp en storm sentreret om Al Capone og hans illegale forbudsområde og motiverte de federale autoritetene til å doble deres forsøk på å finne bevise nok til å få ham tatt ham.

 

From Wikipedia;

"Saint Valentine (also Valentinus) refers to one of several martyred saints of ancient Rome. The feast of Saint Valentine was formerly celebrated on February 14 by the Roman Catholic Church until a revised calendar was issued in 1969, pursuant to
the Second Vatican Council. His feast day is July 30 in the
Eastern Orthodox Church.

His birth date and birthplace are unknown. Valentine's name does not occur in the earliest list of Roman martyrs, which was compiled by the Chronographer of 354.

The feast of St. Valentine was first decreed in 496 by Pope Gelasius I, who included Valentine among those "... whose names are justly reverenced among men, but whose acts are known only to God." As Gelasius implied, nothing is known about the lives of any of these martyrs.

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the saint whose feast was celebrated on the day now known as St. Valentine's Day was possibly one of three martyred men named Valentinus who lived in the late third century, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II 
(died 270):

Various dates are given for their martyrdoms: 269, 270, or 273.
The name was a popular one in late antiquity and is derived from valens, (worthy). Several emperors and a pope bore the name, not to mention a powerful gnostic teacher of the second century, Valentinius, for a time drawing a threateningly large following.

That the creation of the feast for such dimly conceived figures may have been an attempt to supersede the pagan holiday of Lupercalia that was still being celebrated in fifth-century Rome, on February 15 is apparently a figment of the English eighteenth-century antiquarian Alban Butler, embellished by Francis Douce, as Jack Oruch conclusively demonstrated in 1981. Many of the current legends that characterize Saint Valentine were invented in the fourteenth century in England, notably by Geoffrey Chaucer and his circle, when the feast day of February 14 first became associated with romantic love.

Norsk her;
Fra Wikipedia;

"Valentinsdagen - 14. februar - har blitt feiret i England siden 1600-tallet. De hentet ideen fra myten om Den hellige Valentin. Valentin ble fengslet etter at den romerske keiseren Claudius II truet med fengsel og dødsstraff for dem som ikke avsverget seg kristendommen. Valentin ville ikke avsverge sin gud, og ble derfor steinet til døde i år 273 e.Kr.. Før Valentin ble drept, skrev han et brev til sin kjære Julia, og bad henne holde seg til Gud. Han undertegnet med "....fra din Valentin".

Den kristne feiringen av dagen kan ha røtter i romersk feiring av gudinnen Juno, som representerte kvinner og ekteskap, og starten på Lupercaliafestivalen, en fruktbarhetsfest som begynte 15. februar.

Mange sender postkort til kjæresten sin denne dagen, og Posten har arbeidet
for å innføre denne tradisjonen i Norge
." 

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YouTube Vidaki;
Sakis Rouvas' valentine day 2008


με αγαπη απο τον Βαλεντίνος
from Valetine with love

Ερωτική Κάρτα - Valentines Card

οι Αγαπημένοι - the Loved ones

αγάπη, αγαπώ, έρωτας - love

 


Valentine's Day: Quotations

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
-Aristotle

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.  
-Lao Tzu

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 




 
             

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