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Monday, February 14, 2011

Its the Cupid Day...

For a 66% of the total population of the world it has been a great wait to celebrate this day. The Saint Valentine’s Day commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating and worshiping love and affection between intimate companions. During the time of the Roman Empire during the reign of Claudius II, 270 AD Claudius didn't want men to marry during wartime because he believed single men made better soldiers. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret wedding ceremonies. For this, Valentine was jailed and then executed by order of the Emperor on February 14. While in jail, he wrote a love note to the jailor's daughter signing it, "From your Valentine." ‘Sound familiar?  Traditionally, it is a day on which lovers express their love for each other. Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves and figure of the winged Cupid. That’s the reason why it’s not advised for Islamist to celebrate the day as it would be considered as worshiping the Saint Valentines.

Fun Facts of Valentines...

• Casanova, well known as "The World's Greatest Lover," ate chocolate to make him virile. 

• Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine's Day in the late 1800's.

• 73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women. 

• The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

From your Valentine,

Viswanath Kalia Moorthy


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