Make love, not war ...
"St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Chicago, gunmen in the suspected employment of organized-crime
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
Valentins Dags Masakeren
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.
Valentine (also Valentinus)
refers to one of several martyred
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,
Vatican Council. His feast day is July 30 in the
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
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,
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
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
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."
Rouvas' valentine day 2008
from Valetine with love
Κάρτα - Valentines
Αγαπημένοι - the
αγάπη, αγαπώ, έρωτας - love