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An Animated History of Valentine's Day. A long, long, long time ago, Valentine's Day wasn't just about candy hearts and red roses (shocking, we know).

An Animated History of Valentine's Day

Feb. 14 actually celebrates a historic, and somewhat tragic event steeped in religious controversy. Saint Valentine — the original romantic — gave significance to the holiday, now known more for its Hallmark value. But back in the day, Valentine was just a man who really believed in love and marriage. So before you start ordering those heart-shaped Etsy cards and buying chocolates, take a minute and watch this video to learn how you're taking part in a tradition centuries in the making. Video and image courtesy of YouTube, Andre Oentoro. In Paris, a Wall of 'I Love You's' - Arts & Lifestyle. "Ti amo. " "Nian'-ni-né-sné-i-kou-nou.

" "Sé-rèt-lèk. " "Daï-sou-ki. " Those and hundreds of other I love you's litter a blue-tiled wall in the Abbesses garden at Montmartre. The sentiment, expressed in 250 languages, is meant to inspire peace and love; it covers 416 square feet. The wall was created by "two artists as a rendezvous location for lovers and a lasting monument to eternal adoration. " The piece of artwork was created by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito, who originally collected the phrase in notebooks by knocking on the doors of embassies and asking their neighbors until they had collected more than 300 languages all expressing the powerful sentiment of love.

As you might expect from such an ode to humanity, admission is free. Image courtesy of Paris Sharing/Flickr Image courtesy of Paris Sharing/Flickr Image courtesy of Matthieus Mueller/Flickr Top image courtesy of Flickr user Oh Paris. Valentine's origami. Teenage Book Nudgers. This topic is currently marked as "dormant"—the last message is more than 90 days old.

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Vday Idioms. Poetry. VDay Apps. Valentine's Day Lesson Ideas & Resources. February Freebies Galore! February is such a fun month in elementary school, even in the upper elementary grades.

February Freebies Galore!

You can do all sorts of activities with the holidays in February as well as create fun winter lessons. Learning doesn't have to be sacrificed in the name of fun, either, as you'll soon discover! Over the last few years, I've created loads of free resources for February that I'd like to share with you now. I've also invited other bloggers to link up their free February items, too. February Activities Mini Pack This 25-page packet offers ready-to-use lessons and activities for February that foster higher level thinking while motivating students. Chinese New Year Activities The Chinese New Year begins on February 10th, and this packet includes two literacy activities to use when studying or celebrating this special event. Black History Character Bios During February, many classrooms celebrate Black History month.

Believe it or not, I have several more February Freebies, too! Valentine. The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day. InTec InSights: Technology Integration Ideas for the Classroom: Valentine's Day Interactive Games and Activities. Here are some Valentine's Day themed interactive games, activities, and project ideas that you can use in your classroom for learning and for fun: Word Hearts: Use this tool to fill the heart shape with the word(s) of your choice.

InTec InSights: Technology Integration Ideas for the Classroom: Valentine's Day Interactive Games and Activities

Then change your fonts, color, shape, and background. Heart Writing: Type or copy/paste your text into the text box. Then choose your font and font size. The writing will transformed into a heart shape that you can print or save. Voki Talking Avatars: Choose a holiday themed Valentine's avatar then give it a voice by typing text, recording audio, uploading an audio file, or recording by phone. Valentine Word Drop: Unscramble the words before they hit the ground.

This is like Lemonade Stand, just Valentine themed. Make a Valentine with a Connecting Word. English Language Listening Lab Online - Learn English Naturally. Valentine's Day. Shrine of St.

Valentine's Day

Valentine in Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[1] is a holiday observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them. Saint Valentine[edit] Historical facts[edit] St Valentine baptizing St Lucilla, Jacopo Bassano Numerous early Christian martyrs were named Valentine.[7] The Valentines honored on February 14 are Valentine of Rome (Valentinus presb. m. Legends[edit] J.C. There is an additional embellishment to The Golden Legend, which according to Henry Ansgar Kelly, was added centuries later, and widely repeated.[3] On the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he would have written the first "valentine" card himself, addressed to the daughter of his jailer Asterius, who was no longer blind, signing as "Your Valentine. 101 Best Valentine's Day Quotes.

Saint Valentine's Day, better known as simply Valentine's Day, is the annual commemoration of love celebrated on February 14.

101 Best Valentine's Day Quotes

Valentine's Day was created by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD to honor the Christian martyrs named Valentine. The religious observance of the day was deleted by Pope Paul VI from the Roman calender of saints in 1969 but is still often permitted. Valentine's Day was first related to romantic love by Geoffrey Chaucer during the Middle Ages. Until the 19th century handwritten valentines were often given rather than modern mass-produced greeting cards. Valentine's Day is often celebrated with expressions of love, and gifts of chocolates, flowers, and cards known as "valentines.

" 1. 2. Valentine's Day Quotes: Best, Most Inspirational Sayings For Spreading The Love On Valentine's Day 2010. Valentine's Day quotes can serve as inspiration as you pen messages for loved ones this Valentine's Day 2010.

Valentine's Day Quotes: Best, Most Inspirational Sayings For Spreading The Love On Valentine's Day 2010

Whether you prefer to share these Valentine's Day quotes in their current form, or make them a bit more personal, they're sure to be useful. We collected the best 25 Valentine's Day sayings we could find. Feel free to share them or use them in any way to spread the love. "Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life. " -Aphra Behn.