The Valentine’s Day festival is very important for lovers. Lovers from around the world anxiously await the festival, as it gives them the opportunity to express love for their loved ones and spend a day together.
Celebrating the festival in a traditional way, the lovers go out to the appointment in a park or spend their time looking into the eyes of their companions during a candlelit dinner. Enjoying newlyweds with fresh flowers, mainly red roses, chocolates, cards and other love gifts is the other most popular custom of Valentine’s Day for lovers.
Historical association of Valentine’s Day with romantic love
Since its inception, Valentine’s Day has been associated with romantic love. Valentine’s Day originated in pagan times when people celebrated on February 14 in honor of the God of Roman Fertility. This festival of fertility coincided with the beginning of spring and was popularly known as the Feast of Lupercalia. A popular custom of this festival was to match boys and girls for a year through a lottery system. Couples would eventually fall in love and get married.
Another story that linked the festival of Valentine’s Day with the day of romance dates back to the reign of Emperor Claudius II of Rome. A hard-hearted king, Claudius committed himself constantly to Rome in bloody battles. Claudio found it difficult to get soldiers for his army and considered that the reason many men are not willing to become soldiers was their attachment to wives and families. To get rid of the cause of the perceived problem, Claudius forbade marriages and engagements in Rome.
Young men and women found a savior on Valentine’s Day, which challenged Claudius’ decree and organized secret marriages. Valentine’s act of challenge was noted and he was killed by Claudio on February 14 around the year 270 AD. Later, when Christianity spread through Rome, the Christian Church decided to turn the pagan popular event into a Christian celebration in honor of Valentine’s Day. The Valentine’s Day festival was gradually celebrated as a day to express love for brides.
In addition, during the Middle Ages, people in England and France believed that February 14 marked the beginning of the mating season of birds. This belief further fueled the idea that February 14 would be celebrated as a day of romance.
Valentine’s Day celebration by lovers
The lovers elaborate elaborate plans to celebrate the Valentine’s Day festival in the most popular romantic way. For some lovers, the day begins whispering ‘I love you’ in the ears of the beloved. The romantic gesture is often accompanied by an exchange of red roses, chocolates, cards and other gifts. Most lovers plan to spend all day in the company of their loved ones and celebrate being in love.
Throughout the city, whether parks, shopping centers, restaurants or clubs, you can find couples who celebrate the idea of being in love. Such amorous celebrations often continue late into the night as several clubs and hotels organize Valentine’s parties and dances. Those who are far away from their Valentine stay in touch through emails and phones. Sending gifts online Valentine’s Day is quickly becoming a fashion among lovers separated by distance.
Although it can be said that love is celebrated every day and not just one, lovers appreciate the fact that there is exclusively a festival that celebrates love and lovers and offers the opportunity to pamper their loved ones with love.