In ancient Rome, February 14 is expressed about the respect of Na-based festival. Na about the Roman gods of the Queen, the Romans at the same time, she was enshrined as the god of women and marriage. February 15 next was referred to as "卢帕撒拉Festival", is used under the rule of about Na respect other gods holiday.
In ancient Rome, the young and the lives of adolescent girls are strictly separated. However, in卢帕撒拉festival, a young man who can choose his beloved girl's name engraved on the vase. In this way, the holidays, the young man can be with the girl of their choice with the dancers to celebrate the festival. If selected for the young girl is also interested, they could have been paired, but eventually they will fall in love and married to walk into the church together. Future generations will end February 14 every year for Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day in English where it is called ST. VALENTINE'S DAY (intent to read: "St. Valentine's Day"). Literally, it is difficult to see in the West have anything to do with contact name. This is hidden inside a moving story. When the third century AD, ancient Rome, a tyrant named Crowe Doss (CLAUDIUS). At that time, ancient Rome and outside the war, in order to supplement the troops, ordered a tyrant: a certain age all men must serve for the country to enter the army. Since then, her husband walks out on his wife, young lovers to leave, the whole long shrouded in Rome in the Acacia. However, the tyranny of the prohibition can not love. Not far from the tyrant's palace, there is a very beautiful temple. Xiu Ding士瓦theory (VALENTINE) lived here. Rome are very revered him, men, women and children, rich or poor or low, there will always cluster around in his, in the altar before the flaming torch to listen to prayers Valentine.
Ancient Rome, the war has been continuous, tyrant Clausius Doss recruited a large number of residents going to the battlefield, it is heard everywhere. The men do not want to leave the family, boys and Lovers can not bear to separate. Crowe Doss rage, he ordered people not to hold a wedding, and even all of it has been engaged immediately to the dissolution of marriage. In this way many young people bid farewell to love, grief and indignation towards the battlefield. Young girls are also due to the loss of lovers, depression grief.
Valentine on the tyrant of the child line feel very sorry. When a pair of lovers came to ask him to help the Parthenon, the Wallen Frattini in the holy altar of the former for their wedding ceremony was held quietly. It is a spread of 100, many people come here, in Valentine the help of partnering. Chuan news has finally entered the palace, spread to the tyrant's ears. Crowe Doss once again fly into a rage, he ordered the soldiers stormed into the temple will be Valentine from a wedding being held next to the new towed away, into a dungeon. Begging people to impeach the tyrant-free, but all in vain and back. Valentine finally had been tortured and died in prison.
Sadness of his friends buried in the Church of St. Pula. That day is February 14, in the year 270 AD.
Valentine legend is one of the earliest Christians, the era of being a Christian means that the danger and death. The cover of other martyrs, Valentine was caught, put in jail. Where he cured the blind daughter of the governor's eyes. When the tyrant of a miracle to hear, he was very scared and they will be Valentine be publicly beheaded. According to legend, in the execution of that day morning, Valentine to the governor's daughter, wrote a farewell letter情意绵绵, is inscribed: FROM YOUR VALENTINE (sent from your Valentine). The Blind Girl, he opened the tomb of safflower planted the apricot tree in order to place his own emotion, this day is February 14.
Since then, the Christian then February 14 as Valentine's Day.
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刨根historians are more willing to pull the end, they perform on Valentine's Day seems convincing. In fact, much earlier than 270 AD, when the city of Rome has just laid the foundation stone, the surrounding or a wilderness, flocks of wolves wander. In Rome, people worship the gods, the animal husbandry卢波库斯God (LUPERCUS) in charge of a flock of shepherds and protection. Each year in February in Rome, who will hold a grand ceremony to celebrate the festival Faun. At the time, the calendar and now, compared to a little later, so Faun festival is actually to celebrate the coming of spring. It was also noted that this festival is to celebrate God乌努斯law (FAUNUS), it is similar to the ancient Greek personal sheep feet, head horned god Pan (PAN), in charge of animal husbandry and agriculture.
Faun the origin of the festival is far too long, and even the first century BC Scholars are unable to confirm. But the importance of this festival is indisputable.
For example, historical records, Anthony (MARK ANTONY) is in BC for 44 years Faun Festival will crown granted Caesar (JULIUS CAESAR)'s.
February 15 each year, the monks will gather in the city of Rome CMB theory Ding PALANTINE) a cave near the mountains, it is said here, the ancient city of Rome founder (ROMILUS ANDREMUS) by a she-wolf help infertile grow. In the ceremony of the festival, a young aristocrat who, armed with whips sheep, running in the streets. Young women who will be gathered in the street, pray for the sheep to their heads beaten with whips. This will make people believe that their children more easily. In Latin, the sheep was called whips FEBRUA, whipping called FABRUATIO, in fact, there are elements of "pure" means. Feb name (FEBRUARY) is resulting.
As the Roman expansion of forces in Europe, Good God was taken to the customs section of the present France and the United Kingdom. It is the most enthusiastic participants of a similar festival activities sweepstakes. Young woman's name was placed in a box and then taken the young man. Selected a pair of men and women become lovers, time is one year or longer.