Valentine Week 2018
In Slovenia, Saint Valentine or Zdravko was one of the holy people of spring, the holy person of good wellbeing and the benefactor of beekeepers and pilgrims. An adage says that "Holy person Valentine brings the keys of roots". Plants and blossoms begin to develop on this day. It has been commended as the day when the main work in the vineyards and in the fields initiates. It is likewise said that winged animals propose to each other or wed on that day. Another maxim says "Valentin – prvi spomladin" ("Valentine — the principal spring holy person"), as in a few spots (particularly White Carniola), Saint Valentine denotes the start of spring. Valentine's Day has just as of late been commended as the day of adoration. The day of adoration was generally March 12, the Saint Gregory's day, or February 22, Saint Vincent's Day. The benefactor of adoration was Saint Anthony, whose day has been commended on June 13.
There is no confirmation of any connection between St. Valentine's Day and the ceremonies of the old Roman celebration, in spite of many claims by numerous authors. The festival of Saint Valentine did not have any sentimental undertones until Chaucer's verse about "Valentines" in the fourteenth century.
Prominent present day sources guarantee connects to unspecified Greco-Roman February occasions asserted to be dedicated to fruitfulness and love to St. Valentine's Day, however before Chaucer in the fourteenth century, there were no connections between the Saints named Valentinus and sentimental love. Earlier connections as depicted above were centered around forfeit instead of sentimental love. In the old Athenian date-book the period between mid-January and mid-February was the long stretch of Gamelion, committed to the sacrosanct marriage of Zeus and Hera.
In Ancient Rome, Lupercalia, watched February 13– 15, was a bygone custom associated with fruitfulness. Lupercalia was a celebration nearby to the city of Rome. The more broad Festival of Juno Februa, signifying "Juno the purifier" or "the modest Juno", was commended on February 13– 14. Pope Gelasius I (492– 496) annulled Lupercalia Happy Promise Day. A few scientists have conjectured that Gelasius I supplanted Lupercalia with the festival of the Purification of Mary in February 14 and claim an association with the fourteenth century's meanings of sentimental love, however there is no chronicled sign that he at any point planned such a thing. Also, the dates don't fit in light of the fact that at the season of Gelasius I the devour was just celebrated in Jerusalem, and it was on February 14 simply because Jerusalem set the Nativity on January 6. Although it was called "Decontamination of Mary", it managed basically with the introduction of Jesus at the temple. The Jerusalem's Purification of Mary on February 14 turned into the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple on February 2 as it was acquainted with Rome and different places in the 6th century, after Gelasius I's time.
Alban Butler in his Lifes of the Principal Saints (1756– 1759) guaranteed without verification that men and ladies in Lupercalia drew names from a container to make couples, and that advanced Valentine's letters started from this custom. In actuality, this training started in the Middle Ages, with no connection to Lupercalia, with men drawing the names of young ladies at irregular to couple with them.