Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day one and all...

As a quick primer, Valentine's Day is an occasion celebrated on February 14...and is celebrated by many throughout the world. It is the traditional day when lovers express their love for one another by sending or exchanging cards, sending flowers, or gifting chocolates or other sweets. (For those in the greeting card business, it is second only to Christmas in sales volume.) It is also a day when the pressure on men to please their female companion is at a very high level.

The "holiday" is named after two early Christian martyrs named Valentine. Interesting, isn't it, that the day known for expressing love and affection is named after two people who died in support of their beliefs?

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