Valentine’s Day, How it Started and Gifts Ideas


The origin of “VALENTINE DAY” dates back in the third century in Rome. One legend of Valentine is that he was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine realizing the injustice of the decree defied Claudius and performed marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians to escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl-possibly his jailor’s daughter-who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine”, an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and-most importantly-romantic figure. By the middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.

“VALENTINE DAY” is celebrated every year on February 14. On this day, the lovers in our country will be very happy. A man will buy some fancy gift for a woman and he will give that fancy gift and will make her get surprised. A woman will also buy some fancy gift for a man and she will give that fancy gift and will make him get surprised. Lovers will go to some fancy restaurant, movie theatre, parks, beach etc. and will spend some time together. They will also stroll alongside the sea shore of the beach. They will buy some popcorn, cotton candy, corn etc. and they will eat them. In developed countries, like U.S.A. they will go to “pier”. “Pier” is nothing but a deck or a bridge which is laid above the sea. The people will walk around the bridge. And also, they will get the bird’s eye view of the sea. We can also see the horizon by standing above the bridge. “Horizon” is nothing but, the meeting point of the sky and the sea. But, for real, there is no meeting point for the sea and the sky. But it will look like that the sea and the sky is meeting at some point. It is just like a “mirage”. “Mirage” is nothing but sometimes if we see in the distance, we may feel something is ahead of us but, in the real sense, it is not. This mirage can also be seen in the desert, when a traveller travels in the desert for a long time, his mind will feel like there is an Oasis nearby but, actually there won’t be any Oasis at that place. This mirage feeling occurs in that traveller’s mind because he is keep on thinking about water in his mind so that only it feels like there is an Oasis nearby. In developed countries, at “Pier”, the people will have lots of fun. A tent will be constructed above the deck and inside that deck, they will conduct magic shows, mime, stunt shows etc. in order to keep the audiences cheerful and also joyful. This can be seen only in “Pier” and that too only in developed countries. In our country, there is no “Pier” so, we cannot see them. “Valentine day” is not only celebrated by lovers, even the newly married couple and also those who got married will also celebrate this valentine day. On this day, the lovers most of them will go to beach. And some of the lovers will go to movie theatre; and some of the lovers will go to restaurant. It’s their wish. It depends upon the mood of the lovers. If the lovers are rich, they may even go to some seven stars Hotel in the evening and have some grand gala dinner and they will spend some time in that hotel. They will speak freely as to what is in their minds. They will also go to the beach and have some fun. They will do horse riding. They will stand in the cool waters and feel the cool breeze. They will also see LightHouse.They will also eat raw mango. They will also eat “pori”, “murukku”, “seedai”, “vadai” etc. They will also play some game in where a person will setup a stall. There will be four poles like a square in where, a person will attach balloons over a cloth and he will give a person one double headed pistol. He will also give him a “urad dal” shaped round balls which is coated with silver nitrate to shoot those balloons which is attached with the pin on the cloth. The person will shoot the balloon by aiming at those balloons. Light House painted in one stipe of color in red and other strip of color in white because, to guide the ship or small boat that the shore is nearby. It is painted in red and white color because; the sailor or the ship should find that they have reached the seashore. Lighthouse helps a lot for the travellers who travel in ships to find where the land is? Lighthouse is used only at night because; we need direction only in night. At day time, lighthouse is of no use because; we can find our way out in day because there is sun to guide us in the right direction.In valentine day, we can see all youth people having fun. We can also enjoy cool breeze. They can also express their thoughts, feelings and emotions to their lovers. In valentine day, some of the man and the woman who is in love with each other will order a chocolate cake and cut cake and both of them will have the cake.They may even go to the lake and take a boat ride. They may also go to some scenic places to enjoy the wonderful nature; young people will be enthusiastic and also energetic on this day. Sometimes, they will go outing. There are some wealthy people who will go to some other country also to celebrate this “Valentine Day”. To have some change of mind and also to have some fun, some of them will go to other country also to celebrate this “Valentine Day”. Some of them are so crazy that they will plan before one month as to how to celebrate valentine day? Some of the lovers, who are wealthy and rich, will go to France, the country of love, to express their feelings and also to express their love with each other. They will go to France and the man will propose the woman who he loves by taking her to the Eiffel tower and on the highest point of that Eiffel tower, he will take a ring and he will take her right hand with both of his hands and he will take a ring case and he will open that case and take out the ring and he will put that ring on her hand by placing her fingers in his fingers and he will put that ring in her right ring finger. In France, the French man will order a Champaign and he will put the ring in the glass in which the Champaign will be served. Then, he will order a Champaign and he will pour it in both the glasses. When she comes, he will order food for dinner and after finishing dinner, they will drink that Champaign and after drinking that Champaign the French woman will discover that he has kept the ring inside that Champaign. Then after that, she will be surprised and so happy that he had bought a ring for her. Then, after that, he will place her right hand into his hands and then, he will take the ring that he bought from the shop and he will place that ring into her ring finger. This will be done in France. This is the practice of celebrating valentine day in France. In France, some of them may also give rose bouquet and ring. Some of them will give candy box and ring. Or, some of them will give all the three i.e. candy box, flower and also ring. It is up to them. It is their wish. They can make their own choice and own decision as to how to surprise a woman? It solely vests in the hands of the men that whether this day will be worse or this day will be excellent.