情人節的英文解譯

情人節的英文解譯thx^^

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Roman Roots

    The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful legends. The holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.

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    *The origins of Valentine's Day, like the origins of love itself, are somewhat obscure — a combination of myth, history, destiny, chance and marketing.*

    Legend has it that a certain third-century priest named Valentine persisted in performing marriage ceremonies despite a ban by the Roman emperor Claudius II (Claudius was persuaded that single men made better soldiers for his army). Thrown into jail, Valentine formed a relationship with his jailor's daughter (some say he cured her blindness) and he signed his last message to her "From your Valentine," a phrase which still gets a lot of mileage.

    St. Valentine was executed on February 14, circa the year 270, and his remains (probably his, but there were two other Christian martyrs called Valentine) are now on display in the Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin.

    There are also reports of an ancient pagan custom that took place in preparation for the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which started February 15. The names of the town's maidens would be collected and then drawn at random by the local bachelors; in this fashion couples were paired off for the year.

    Third, medieval Europeans thought February 14 was the date on which the birds started to mate. (There's no record of when the bees started.) From "Parlement of Foules," a poem by Chaucer:

    "for this was on seynt Volantynys day/ Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his mate.

    Starting on Valentine's Day 1400, the French royal court held a Cour Amoreuse, in which ministers met after mass in "joyous recreation and talk about love." Love poems were presented before the ladies, who judged them and awarded a golden crown for the best one.

    St. Valentine's Day was on the official Church list of feast days from 496, when Pope Gelasius I established it, until 1969, when Pope Paul VI dropped it from the calendar.

    The first valentine on record was sent in 1415 by Charles, duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. That message is on display in the British Library. In the 1840s a Massachusetts woman called Esther Howland came up with the idea of mass-producing Valentine's Day cards; now, about a billion are sent yearly, mostly by women.

    Valentine's Day gifts, however, are another matter — there, American men outspend women two to one. The most popular gifts, according to the National Retail Federation, are (in descending order): candy/chocolate, dinner/a night out, flowers, and jewelry.

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    http://www.answers.com/topic/st-valentine-s-day

    http://www.infoplease.com/spot/valentinesdayhistor...

    http://www.infoplease.com/spot/valentines-day.html

    http://www.camlann.org/st_valentine's_day.htm

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  • 1 decade ago

    Velantimes Day

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  • 1 decade ago

    Saint Valentine's Day

    Source(s): My english book
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  • 1 decade ago

    情人節的英文係Velantime’s Day!!

    如果和愛人話:do you mary me!?(可以嫁我嗎?)

    佢仲happy呀!(呵呵=v=)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Valentine's Day

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  • 1 decade ago

    Valentine`s day

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  • 1 decade ago

    情人節的英文係 -----------Velantime’s Day!!

    Source(s): 感謝: 現代教育超級名師 Eng Ken sir
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  • 1 decade ago

    情人節的英文解譯 is valentine 's day

    Source(s): me
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  • 1 decade ago

    Valentine's Day

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  • 1 decade ago

    Velantimes Day

    2008-02-14 18:24:23 補充:

    Valentimes Day is the day when husband and wife or gf and bf celebrate they buy chocolate and flowers...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Valentine's Day?

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