English Conversation Classes and Valentine’s Day With Kina Grannis
St. Valentine’s Day, which falls on February 14, is the day in which love and lovers are celebrated worldwide. Have you ever wondered who St. Valentine was and why he is so associated with love? Let’s see if we can answer this.
Who was St. Valentine?
Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. History books tell us that there were a number of Valentines throughout history who were Christian martyrs and who were said to have performed miracles after their death to achieve sainthood. However, during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius II there was a young priest named Valentine who defied the emperor’s wishes than young men remain single (so they would fight in his army) and married young lovers in secret. For this reason he was sentenced and put to death. While in custody awaiting his death he allegedly fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and wrote her love letters signed “from your Valentine.”
How do you celebrate St.Valentine’s Day?
Will you give your loved one a Valentine card with a special verse?
Will you give your partner a romantic gift like heart-shaped chocolates or flowers?
Will you take your partner for a candlelit meal?
Will you cover the house with rose petals?
Will you read romantic poetry to your loved one?
Have you ever received a Valentine card from a secret admirer?
Did you try to find out who it was from?
How did it make you feel?
While you think about this, here is a song to get you in the mood for this year’s Valentine’s Day, Kina Grannis’ Valentine.
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