Happy Valentine's Day
Spreading the Gift of Love around the World
History of Saint Valentine's Day
Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine”. The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century.
Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.
We at JUWELIS wish you a happy Valentine's Day and hope that you will spread the gift of love.
Below some pictures taken by our JUWELIS North America Team:
Key West, Florida, a place with sun, peace, love and happiness during 365 days a year.
Published on Friday, 14. February 2014 at 08:33 am