Google celebrate the Love with a new interactive Doodle of the Saint Valentine. Of course, the tech giant couldn’t be left out of the lovers’ celebration.
It’s a special day for couples, who take advantage of it to organize special outings, give gifts and visit romantic places.
Origin of Valentine’s Day
Every February 14, a Roman priest named Valentine who lived during the reign of the Gothic Claudius (268-270) is remembered. The emperor summoned Valentine and tried to convert him to his polytheistic religion without success. He even gave the job to one of his trusted men, an officer named Asterius.
However, the officer did not have good results in the mission, quite the contrary. He was so fascinated by Valentino that he converted to Christianity, after seeing how her daughter, blind since childhood, miraculously recovered her sight through the priest’s intercession.
Aware of the affair, Claudius had Valentino beheaded on February 14 on the Roman Via Flaminia, near the place where he was later buried.
Another version was published by the English writer Geoffrey Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales, who pointed out that in mid-February birds breed in the Northern Hemisphere. And that amorous frenzy of the birds was the pretext to avenge the saint murdered in mid-February.
Another theory points out that during the time of the emperor Claudius the Goth, marriages were prohibited. The decision was made so that men would be free and available for war. And despite this restriction, Valentine was one of the few priests who married couples. Clandestine, of course.
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