American Holidays and Celebrations #12: Valentine’s Day

Like people from all over the world, Americans celebrate a variety of holidays and celebrations. Watch each video and read along each article to learn about American Holidays and Celebrations.

  1. Directions: Watch the video below and write a short summary of what you learned in the comments section below.

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  1. Hello , Hind from Iraq.
    Valentines Day / 14 /February
    Valentine’s Day has roots in several different legends that have found their way to us through the sages .one of the earliest popular symbols of the day is Cupid ,The Roman God of love who is represented by the image of a young cherub with bow and arrow .
    Valentine’s Day is named after a Roman martyr named valentine actually ,there are two valentines in the history of Roman martyrs in the history of Roman martyrs::
    First one was a Christian priest ,he had been thrown in prison for his teachings and for refusing to worship the Roman God on February 14, he wrote the jailer’s daughter a farewell letter,’signing it from your valentine , the other valentine was an Italian bishop who lived at about the same time , it is believed that he was imprisoned because he secretly married couples to the laws of the Roman emperor .Young men were forbidden to marry until thy had served as. Soldiers . This valentine was also reportedly beheaded become a martyr for the cause of love.
    Whatever the odd mixture of origins valentines Day is now a day for sweethearts .it is the day that you show your friend or loved on that you care for people all ages .newspapers throughout the country have a valentines Day offers any one can send in message destined for a would be sweetheart a good friend , son ,daughter, parents

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