By Ochuko Grace
St Valentine Day is an annual frendship admiration.Every year on 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners ,family and friends .A card sent, often anonymously ,on St Valentine’s day to a person one loves or is attracted to.The holiday has origins in the Roman festival of lupercalia,held in mid-February. The festival which celebrated the coming of spring,included fertility rites and paring of of women with men by lottery.At the end of the 5th century ,Pope Gelasius replaced lupercalia with St.Valentine’s Day.
What is the history Valentine Day
By Destiny Ifechukwude Chibuogwu
I interviewed Mrs Stella Chibuogwu and she said Valentine’s Day is not a big deal as it is something that comes and go even little children knows about it. She said like Christmas that comes and go but all she knows is for lovers and married couple not boyfriend or girlfriend that in the Bible, she gave example that is her church Christ Embassy they do lovers party for only married people who come together with their loved ones where gifts will be shared. She called on couples to identify with their loved ones during the period.
What is Valentine’s Day?
By Nduka Stella Dorcas
First of all what is Valentine’s day, Valentine’s day is also called St.Valentine’s Day, which usually occurred (February 14) when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts.
What are the origin of Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s day occurs every February 14. Across the United States and others place around the world,candy, flowers and gifts are exchange between loved ones , from the ancient Roman .
How I will spend my Valentine’s Day
I will spend my Valentine's Day in my church, singing and praising God for his blessings and mercy. I wish everyone out there happy Valentine's Day.
Anita Onyinyechi Chibuogwu
My name is Anita Onyinyechi Chibuogwu, a student of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi- Uku, a Department of Business Administration ND 2.I am an I .T student of Ika Mirror Newspaper.
I was sent to interview Mr Henry Omelebelechukwu Oforegbu
About Valentine’s day….Mr Henry Omelebelechukwu Oforegbu said that the origin of Valentine is that Valentine was a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd century.
Story has it that during the time of Emperor Claudius who passed a strict law against marrying a Christian, Valentine knowing fully well his life was in danger took it upon himself to unite soldiers who were in love with their lover’s in a holy matrimony.
Getting married in secret,his reputation grew due to his sacrifice he made to love and for love.
Eventually Valentine was found and jailed for his crime against Claudius law….while in jail Valentine took care of his fellow prisoners and also his jailor’s blind daughter whom he loves so much. It was said that Valentine cured the girl’s blindness.
One of his letter’s to the girl who was blind before he was executed was written “signed by your love Valentine”
Valentine was executed on February 14th, the year 270
That’s is the reason we celebrate Valentine’s Day February 14th every year.
According to Mr Henry Omelebelechukwu Oforegbu,
Valentine’s Day is to remind people how much we as humans can love even amidst the huddles of life… it’s quite a day single goes out to celebrate and to remind humanity we appreciate each other with love.
Life can be so hard full of up and down but let’s not forget that love is all we need to cure us
Love is the elixir to it all.
By Ifeanyi Marvellous
According to historians, Valentine’s Day is a successor of the ancient Roman feast of lupercalia dating back to 300 BC. Every year between February 13 and February 15, the Romans engaged in celebrations and rituals to honor the coming of spring. One of these rituals involved sacrificing a dog or a goat and using its skin to gently slap women, an act that was believed to increase their fertility. In addition, lupercalia debuted the ancient version of a blind date. Men and women names were drawn via a lottery and randomly matched to spend the holiday together. If they fancied each other at the end of the feast, they would marry soon after. In the 5th century A. D, Pope Gelasive decided to expel the pagan holiday and replaced it with a day for the celebration of a Martryl called Valentine, who was executed by Emperor Claudius. There are different legends about who St Valentine was. One tells the story of a christian priest who was imprisoned and fell in love with his jailers daughter.
My knowledge about St Valentine
By Iduwe Onyi Bervily
Valentines Day is also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the feast of Saint Valentine’s.It is celebrated annually on February 14. It is also the celebration of love and affection
Valentine’s Day occurs every February 14. Across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of Saint Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of Valentines Day, from the acient Roman ritual of lupercelia that welcomed spring to the card-giving customs of Victorian England.
The history of Valentine’s Day and the story of it’s partron saint is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St Valentine’s day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman traditions. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite. When Valentines actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Still others insist that it was Saint Valentine of Terin, a bishop, who was the true name sake of the holiday. He, too was beheaded by Claudius II outside Rome
In addition to the United States, Valentines Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentines Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century.
By Dariese Edesiri Joy and Ifeanyi Faith
History of Valentine:
There are many theories on how Valentine’s Day began,but the most noted one began in Rome in the year 265. Emperor Cladius 11 wanted a fierce team of young men to fight in his armies.He found out that when young men are in love or sharing their lives with a wife and children,they tend to be more cautions.Claudius may have outlawed love, but he could not stop it . young men and women still fell in love and wanted to become couples in the eyes of the church.
Valentine Day is celebrated each year, 14 February . Valentine’s Day is celebrated with your loved ones,be it your friend, your spouse, your parent or your children.Typically, people will celebrate by giving gifts such as flowers and chocolates as well as share a special dinner together.