fevereiro 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

E como se nao bastasse um, esse ano terei dois dias dos namorados. Mas ainda bem que Valentine's Day é um pouco diferente do Dia dos Namorados que a gente comemora por aí no Brasil. Para celebrar por aqui, basta ter amigos e familia, pessoas que voce ama por perto. Nao vejo como uma data tao comercial quanto a nossa no Brasil. Onde sair pra fazer qualquer coisa se torna um jogo de paciencia por conta das filas enormes.

Para quem nao conhece o significado, segue texto extraído do Wikipedia:

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day,is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs, Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

Ah, só de curiosidade... No mesmo link explica sobre as datas similares em outros países. E abaixo segue o que estava escrito sobre o Brasil. Bacana é o que está escrito sobre o Carnaval...

In Brazil, the Dia dos Namorados (lit. "Day of the Enamored", or "Boyfriends'/Girlfriends' Day") is celebrated on June 12, when couples exchange gifts, chocolates, cards and flower bouquets. This day was chosen probably because it is the day before the Festa junina (Saint Anthony's day), known there as the marriage saint, when traditionally many single women perform popular rituals, called simpatias, in order to find a good husband or boyfriend. The February 14's Valentine's Day is not celebrated at all, mainly for cultural and commercial reasons, since it usually falls too little before or after Carnival, a major floating holiday in Brazil — long regarded as a holiday of sex and debauchery by many in the country — that can fall anywhere from early February to early March.

De agora em diante, vou comemorar Valentine's Day todo ano. Vamos celebrar o AMOR.

Happy Valentine's Day my friends. :)

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