ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Day of San Valentín

Updated on July 23, 2016

Day of San Valentín

Day of San Valentín

During antiquity, a pagan festival dedicated to fertility, called Lupercalia was celebrated in Rome. During this party them women hoped to be battered with whips madeof skin of goats and dogs, wet in the same blood of these animals, since believed that this ritual les gave fertility. Centuries later, in the year 496, Pope Gelasius I forbade the celebration of Lupercalia and instituted on February 14 as the day of the feastof St. Valentine. In 1382, the English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer, wrote a poem entitledParliament of the birds, which is mentioned first Valentine's day as a day of celebration for lovers. Based on the poem of Chaucer, began to consider Valentine's day as aday dedicated to love. Eighteen years later, King Carlos VI of France, created the Court of love, by means of which, the first Sunday of each month and duringValentine's day, were made a series of competitions in which participants competedto get couple among the courtly damsels. In 1416, the French Duke, Carlos of Orleans, after being captured at the battle of Agincourt and imprisoned in the Tower of London, wrote a letter of Valentine to his wife Bonne of Armagnac. This letter is currently, the letter from Valentin more ancient in existence. From the 15th century, the celebration of Valentine's day as Valentine's day, was becoming more popular in France and Great Britain. With the passage of time, this holiday was becoming popular in other parts of Europe such as Germany and Italy. Also, from the 15th century, became a custom write poems or Valentinas between lovers. Since the beginning of the19th century, began in Britain the commercialization of this festival with the mass manufacture of generic cards of the Valentine's day, with phrases and adornos.2
In Angloamerica to 1842, Esther Angel Howland began selling the first postcards massive Valentine's, known as "valentines", with symbols such as the shape of the heartor Cupid. Also in this day is common the tradition of giving roses to those people towhich is has an affection special.
There are several theories that give this date the origin of Valentine's day. In the Nordic countries is during these dates when she is matched and mate the birds, that iswhy this period is seen as a symbol of love and creation.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)