St Valentines Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Couples send Valentines Day cards and flowers and spend special time together to honour their love for each other.
What are Valentines Day traditions?
Valentines Day traditions include exchanging gifts, such as chocolates or roses, and a romantic night out on the town. School children often exchange Valentines Cards that may contain candy. Decorations typically feature Cupid and his arrows, doves, and hearts.
What are the 3 symbols of Valentines Day?
A symbol is something that makes you think about something else. Roses, hearts, doves and the colours red and pink are all associated with Valentines Day.
Who is the symbol for Valentines Day?
Today, Cupid is seen as one of the most iconic symbols of love and romance, but his journey to becoming the poster boy for Valentines Day was a long one, with some twists along the way. His romantic roots go way back to a time before his name was even Cupid—to ancient Greece when he was known as Eros, the god of love.
Who celebrates Valentines?
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.
Why is Cupid the symbol for Valentines Day?
For the Romans, the character of Cupid was always a cherubic little boy who followed his mothers wishes to make people fall in love. Valentines Day was already becoming popular in the 18th century, and by the turn of the 19th century, Cupid had become linked to the holiday for his love-creating abilities.
What is St Valentines symbol?
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