Why do we Celebrate Valentines's Day?

India
February 7, 2007 10:43pm CST
Hey Valentines Day is coming ..14th Feb ..i have always celebrated valentines day thinking its a day to propose your Love one...but i still dont know why Is it called Valentine's Day and Why is it only celebrated amongst Lover's ...! Do you know the actual meaning of Valentines day and Do you know the reason Why it is celebrated..What so special about 14th Feb..?
2 responses
@Bbilal (2000)
8 Feb 07
Saint Valentine's Day or Valentine's Day is on February 14. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other; sending Valentine's cards, candy, or donations to charities, often anonymously. It is very common to present flowers on Valentine's Day. The holiday is named after two men, both Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines". Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards. The Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. The association estimates that women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines. In the United States, the marketing of Valentine's Day has tagged it as a "Hallmark holiday".
• India
8 Feb 07
wow thats was good enough
@niitesh (1655)
• India
8 Feb 07
actually i really don't know about it never have celebrated it till now no girlfriends but this time around i might be celebrating it with some one online you know now for the question you asked i had heard some were that it's the feast of st. valentine and the rest is just history
• India
8 Feb 07
well same here..i enjoy celebrating it every yr but still dont know the reason..!